Coast Guard Rescues Woman in St. Clair River

PORT HURON — U.S. Coast Guard Station Port Huron rescued a woman from the St. Clair River at approximately1:46 p.m. today.

Station Port Huron received a phone call from the Port Huron Fire and Police dispatch office reporting a person in the water near the Huron Light Ship and the Coast Guard Cutter Hollyhock moorings on the St. Clair River. The victim’s fiancé called the police after witnessing her fall over the railing on the waterfront.

A 25-foot response boat from Station Port Huron deployed immediately. The Coast Guard crew pulled the victim from the water within minutes. The rescued female was transferred to local Emergency Medical Services at the Desmond Marina dock with the assistance of two Port Huron firemen who performed basic medical care during transit. She is reported to be in stable condition at Port Huron Hospital.

Coast Guard Sector Detroit reminds the public while near the water to exercise caution, while boating wear a properly fitted personal flotation device (PFD), also to tell a family member or friend where they are going and when they will return, and have a reliable means of communication.

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