Coast Guard Station Toledo and good Samaritan rescue 3 in Lake Erie near Toledo

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CLEVELAND – The Coast Guard and a good Samaritan rescued three people in Lake Erie near Toledo Friday night.

At 7 p.m., a watchstander at Coast Guard Sector Detroit received notification from the Lucas County 911 dispatch of a capsized Jet Ski and three people in the water being pushed out into Lake Erie by strong winds.

Two rescue boat crews from Coast Guard Station Toledo, Ohio, were conducting training nearby in 24-foot and 25-foot response boats and were diverted from the training to assist. When the boat crews arrived on scene, a good Samaritan had rescued two of the people. The crew aboard the 24-foot response boat rescued the third person.

The crew aboard the 24-foot boat took the two people from the good Samaritan boat and towed the Jet Ski to a nearby marina.

All three people were wearing life jackets and there were no injuries reported.

The wind speed at the time of the capsizing was 25 miles per hour.

The Coast Guard reminds boaters to always wear life jackets while underway, and to always check the weather forecast before heading out onto the water.

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