Coast Guard assists 3 after boat runs aground in Little Sturgeon Bay

9th Coast Guard District News
CLEVELAND — The Coast Guard assisted three people early Wednesday morning who were aboard an 18-foot pleasure craft that ran aground in Little Sturgeon Bay, Wis.

Just after midnight, a search-and-rescue controller at Coast Guard Sector Lake Michigan, in Milwaukee, received a report that an 18-foot pleasure craft with three people aboard had ran aground about 50 yards offshore in Little Sturgeon Bay.

The Coast Guard issued a marine assistance radio broadcast, soliciting for help from nearby boaters. After receiving no response, the SAR controller directed the launch of a rescue crew aboard a 25-foot Response Boat-Small from Coast Guard Station Sturgeon Bay, Wis.

The Coast Guard rescue crew successfully freed the vessel and escorted the boat to Wave Point Marina.

“The crew responded exceptionally well during the late night response,” said Petty Officer 2nd Class Nathan Disher, coxswain of the rescue boat. “This case underscores the importance of boaters getting familiar with the local waterways, especially if they are boating at night.”

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