Coast Guard assists 3 people on boat taking on water in Lake St. Clair

9th Coast Guard District News
CLEVELAND — The Coast Guard assisted three people in Lake St. Clair after the boat they were on started taking on water Thursday afternoon.

At 3:26 p.m., a search-and-rescue controller at Coast Guard Sector Detroit received notification that a 25-foot recreational boat with three people aboard was taking on water in Lake St. Clair, one mile north of the Clinton River.

A rescue boatcrew from Coast Guard Station St. Clair Shores, Mich., was in the vicinity aboard a 24-foot Special Purpose Craft-Shallow Water conducting training and diverted to assist the people on the boat taking on water.

The rescue boatcrew placed the recreational boat in side tow and transferred them to Black Creek Marina in Lake St. Clair, just south of the Clinton River.

The cause of the boat taking on water is unknown at this time.

The Coast Guard reminds boaters to inspect their boat inside and out and make sure the boat itself and equipment work properly.

The Coast Guard wishes to remind boaters that water temperatures around Lake St. Clair are still cold enough to cause hypothermia. Current water surface temperatures for Lake St. Clair are available by clicking here.

Click here for more information on boating safety.

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