Six Rescued From Capsized Boat Near Bishop Park in Wyanndotte, Michigan

DETROIT – U.S. Coast Guard Station Belle Isle rescued a six persons from the water near Bishop Park in Wyandotte, Michigan at 1:21 pm today.

U.S. Coast Guard Station Belle Isle received notification from Wyandotte Police Department reporting that a 16 foot vessel capsized with four persons were in the water and needed assistance. Three individuals without personal floatation devices clung to the capsized vessel as the fourth person wearing a personal floatation device floated away. Two bystanders from shore jumped into the water to help the fourth person but were overwhelmed by the current.

A 33 foot Special Purpose Craft – Law Enforcement (SPC-LE) from Station Belle Isle on patrol was diverted to respond. A 21 foot MK-7 from Canadian Coast Guard Station Amherstburg responded to assist. The U.S. Coast Guard recovered all six individuals and transferred them to local EMS with no reported injuries. The Canadian Coast Guard vessel recovered the capsized vessel and transferred the vessel to commercial salvage.

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

Coast Guard Sector Detroit directly oversees all Coast Guard missions on South Lake Huron, Lake St Clair and Western Lake Erie from Stoneport, Michigan to Vermilion, Ohio.

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