Coast Guard responds to capsized vessel on Lake St. Clair

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CLEVELAND – A boatcrew from Coast Guard Station St. Clair Shores, Mich., brought two men ashore from Lake St. Clair near Black Creek, Mich., South of Clinton River, Saturday, after the vessel they were on capsized.

Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Detroit were notified by a local 911 dispatcher at about 4:30 p.m. that the two men were aboard a sinking 18-foot boat. The boatcrew from Station St. Clair Shores assisted both men onto a 33-foot SPC-LE rescue boat at about 5:20 p.m.

The two men were transferred to waiting emergency medical services and taken to Mt. Clemens Regional Hospital where one of them was pronounced dead. The condition of the second man is not known

Both men were wearing life jackets.

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