A Coast Guard crew from Toledo assisted a vessel in distress over the weekend.
Coast Guard officials say the crew was dispatched after a 16-foot boat got stuck in the mud near the Metro Detroit community along Lake Erie on Sunday.
There was one person onboard at the time and they were wearing a life jackets, the Coast Guard said. The passenger was transported to shore using an ice skiff.
The Coast Guard is using the incident to remind boaters that they should always wear a life jacket while on the water or ice.
Crews from USCG Station Toledo patrol approximately 200 square miles of Lake Erie’s western basin, from the Detroit River south to Toledo, east to Locus Point, north to the international border, and northwest to the Detroit River.
Toledo’s missions include search and rescue, maritime law enforcement, homeland security, ice rescue, recreational boating safety, military readiness, and environmental response.
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