LINCOLN — Rescue workers are crediting passers-by with rescuing two men whose small boat capsized amid heavy wind and waves on Upper Coldstream Pond in Lincoln.

The names of the two people rescued were not immediately available, but they were treated for hypothermia at Penobscot Valley Hospital in Lincoln late Wednesday.

Lincoln Fire Chief Phil Dawson says that without the passers-by the situation could have been much different.

Pond neighbor Sue Blood said she heard people yelling for help and then called 911 Wednesday evening. By the time she got outside the two people in the pond were being helped to safety by two people in another boat.

Blood told the Bangor Daily News she didn’t recognize the victims or their rescuers.