Coast Guard Rescues 7 from Grounded Vessel

 MARBLEHEAD, Ohio – The Coast Guard rescued seven men from a vessel that ran aground near Middle Bass Island at approximately 5:15 p.m. on Tuesday.

The 33-foot fishing-boat Angler Away ran aground 200 yards off shore on a rock shoal and began taking on water.

Station Marblehead arrived on-scene and transferred a member of the boat crew with a pump to begin de-watering of the Angler Away.

Because of the water depth, the 25-foot response boat retreated to deeper water and contacted U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Detroit for assistance.

An HH-65 dolphin helicopter from Air Station Detroit arrived and deployed a rescue swimmer to help the assist the passengers. All were hoisted safely in the helicopter.

All passengers were transferred to awaiting Emergency Medical Services at Put-in-Bay Airport with no medical concerns.

The helicopter returned to recover the Station Marblehead crewman and the rescue swimmer.

The Angler Away is being recovered by a local salvage company.

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