3 Rescued From Lake Erie by Coast Guard, Good Samaritan

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CLEVELAND — Three boaters were pulled to safety from the waters of Lake Erie on Friday morning by the Coast Guard and a good Samaritan.

Officials with the Ninth Coast Guard District tell Fox 8 News that a rescue boatcrew from the Coast Guard Station at Marblehead and a good Samaritan boater rescued the individuals after their 23-foot recreational boat began taking on water.

The Coast Guard says the boat started taking on water near Locust Point, Ohio around 8:40 a.m.

All three of the boaters were wearing life jackets, and there were no injuries reported.

Two of the boaters were transferred to the Coast Guard’s rescue boat, and one was transferred to the good Samaritan boat.

A commercial salvage boat towed the sinking vessel to Turtle Creek Marina, near Oak Harbor, Ohio.