Coast Guard rescues four people on Long Tail Point

LONG TAIL POINT, Wis. — The Coast Guard rescued four people who waded to shore after their boat was taking on water and grounded near here at approximately 5:10 p.m. on Monday.

A jet ski operator noticed the small boat taking on water and rode to Coast Gaurd Station Green Bay to report the incident.

A Coast Guard Station Green Bay 25-foot response boat, a Coast Guard Air Station Traverse City HH-65C Dolphin helicopter and a Brown County Sheriff’s boat were launched after receiving the report.

Because of the shallow water, Station Green Bay and the Sheriff’s crew were not able to get close enough to the boat.

The Coast Guard helicopter crew hoisted the four individuals to safety and transported them to Green Bay Airport to awaiting Emergency Medical Services.

The Coast Guard recommends boaters carry a means of communication, whether it is a marine band radio or personal cell phone.

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