Coast Guard rescues two aboard capsized sailboat near Marblehead, Ohio

Coast Guard 45 Foot Response BoatCLEVELAND — A Coast Guard Station Marblehead, Ohio, crew rescued two people in Lake Erie after their 14-foot sailboat capsized Thursday evening.

Just after 6 p.m., the watchstander at Station Marblehead received a cell phone call from a person aboard the capsized vessel informing them that their sailboat had capsized while they were underway in East Harbor and they were unable to right it.

A crew from Station Marblehead launched aboard a 45-foot response boat, arrived on scene and rescued the people. Both were wearing life jackets and there were no reports of any injuries or pollution.

Recovery of the sailboat has been coordinated with a commercial salvage company.

The Coast Guard reminds boaters of the importance of having a reliable way to call for help in case of an emergency and to always wear a life jacket.

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