Coast Guard rescues one, searching for two others near Chicago

CLEVELAND – A U.S. Coast Guard Station Calumet Harbor 41-foot utility boat (UTB) rescued a mariner after his vessel capsized in Calumet Harbor in south Chicago, at approximately 3:45 p.m. Monday.

Coast Guard Station Calumet Harbor launched a 25-foot small response boat (RB-S) and a 41-foot utility boat, after a good samaritan reported a mariner stranded on the breakwall.

While Coast Guard crewman transported the mariner to local Emergency Medical Services, he informed the crewman two females were on board with him when the vessel capsized.

Station Calumet harbor is currently on scene and searching for the missing persons.

Coast Guard Air Station Traverse City has launched an HH-65C Dolphin helicopter to assist in the search and rescue effort. Two marine units from the Chicago Police Department and a Chicago Fire Department helicopter are also on scene searching for the missing persons.

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