Coast Guard Rescues Two From Sinking Boat

Monday September 2nd, 2013

Posted at 11:27pm


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Both the US and Canadian Coast Guard were called out Monday afternoon to rescue two people aboard a Canadian boat that was taking on water five miles north of Windsor in Lake St. Clair.

The US Coast Guard received a distress call from the boat around 12:15pm.

A rescue boat from the Coast Guard Station in St. Clair Shores located the boat at 12:40pm and immediately started removing water from the 30-foot vessel. A Canadian Coast Guard boat arrived just after 1pm and also assisted.

“This rescue was a prime example of our great working relationship with the Canadian Coast Guard,” said Petty Officer 3rd Class Zach Ogden. “The rescue crews worked seamlessly together and because of that we were able to get both people and their boat to shore safely.”

The cause of the flooding was believed to be a crack in the hull of the boat.

No one was injured.

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