The U.S. Coast Guard assisted two people Monday on Lake St. Clair after their boat started taking on water.
Coast Guard Sector Detroit received a distress call just after noon from a "good Samaritan" who reported a boat with two people aboard was taking on water about five miles north of Windsor, Ontario, in Lake St. Clair, according to a release.
After receiving the call, a boatcrew from Coast Guard Station St. Clair Shores was launched. The members of boatcrew arrived on scene at around 12:40 p.m. and immediately started dewatering the 30-foot vessel, according to the Coast Guard. A short time later, a boatcrew from the Canadian Coast Guard arrived and joined in helping the distressed boaters.
“This rescue was a prime example of our great working relationship with the Canadian Coast Guard,” said Petty Officer 3rd Class Zach Ogden, the coxswain of the 25-foot RB-S, in a release. “The rescue crews worked seamlessly together and because of that we were able to get both people and their boat to shore safely.”
The boat was transported to a marina in Windsor. According to a release, the cause of the flooding was believed to be a crack in the hull of the boat.
The Coast Guard is not releasing the names and hometowns of the people who were assisted.