Coast Guard Searching for boy in St. Mary’s River

SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich. – The Coast Guard along with federal, state, county, local, and tribal assets continues to search for a boy on St. Mary’s River.

The search began Wednesday after Coast Guard Sector Sault Ste. Marie received notification from 911 central dispatch of a 13-year-old male calling for help a 7 p.m. Central dispatch was notified by a local boat owner and people on shore that witnessed a child go under the water after screaming for help.

Coast Guard Station Sault Ste. Marie and Air Station Traverse City, Mich. launched a 25-foot response boat and an HH-65 Dolphin helicopter, respectively. Addition assets were provided by local Tribal police and the Chippewa County Sheriff’s office.

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