Coast Guard rescues a man from Detroit River

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CLEVELAND – The Coast Guard rescued a man who had fallen in the Detroit River just south of the Ambassador Bridge, Tuesday morning.

A watchstander at Coast Guard Sector Detroit received a report, Tuesday morning, that two Windsor, Ontario, police officers on patrol heard a man yelling for help from the U.S. side of the Detroit River.

Sector Detroit then launched a boat crew aboard a 25-foot response boat from Coast Guard Station Belle Isle, Michigan, at 2:25 a.m., and arrived on scene shortly after.

When the boat crew arrived on scene, they found an adult male clinging to a rope attached to the seawall just south of the Ambassador Bridge. The boat crew rescued the man from the water and transported him to Sector Detroit, where emergency medical crews were waiting.

Upon further investigation, it was found that the man had an arrest warrant. Sector Detroit contacted the Michigan State Police, who will take the man into custody once he is released from the hospital.

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