Coast Guard assists boaters on disabled pleasure craft in danger of crashing into Cleveland Harbor breakwall

Great Lakes Coast Guard NewsCLEVELAND — The Coast Guard assisted three boaters on a disabled vessel that was in danger of crashing into the breakwall in Cleveland Harbor in Lake Erie Saturday afternoon.

A radio watchstander at Coast Guard Station Cleveland Harbor, in Cleveland, received notification at 1:40 p.m., that there were three people on a disabled vessel reportedly about to crash into the breakwall in Cleveland Harbor.

A rescue boatcrew launched aboard a 45-foot Response Boat-Medium from the smallboat station.

The boatcrew arrived on scene at 1:53 p.m. and was able to use the towlines on the RB-M to pull the disabled boat away from the breakwall. The boatcrew towed the disabled boat to the Edgewater Park public boat ramp in Cleveland.

The boaters reported no injuries, and all three people were wearing life jackets.

“The Coast Guard recommends that everyone wear a life jacket, “ said Petty Officer 3rd Class Larry Odell, today’s officer-of-the-day at Station Cleveland Harbor.

“You never know when a fun day on the lake might turn into a serious, life-threatening situation.”

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