Coast Guard rescues 2 boaters near Grand Haven

CLEVELAND — A Coast Guard Station Grand Haven response boat-small crew rescued two injured boaters near Grand Haven, Michigan, Saturday.

Coast Guard Sector Lake Michigan watchstanders received a mayday call from a good Samaritan reporting a boating collision with injuries. Watchstanders then launched the Grand Haven boatcrew, an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Facility Muskegon, and issued an urgent marine information broadcast.

The vessel had reporteddly struck a wave while transiting at a high rate of speed causing the operator and passenger to be thrown into the consol.

Both boaters embarked the Coast Guard response boat. They were then transferred to an Ottowa County Fire Department marine unit and transported ashore to awaiting emergency medical services.

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