Coast Guard rescues three stranded boaters

The Coast Guard assisted three boaters on a disabled vessel that was in danger of crashing into the breakwall in Cleveland Harbor in Lake Erie Saturday afternoon.

A radio watchstander in Cleveland, received notification at 1:40 p.m., that there were three people on a disabled vessel reportedly about to crash into the breakwall in Cleveland Harbor.

The rescue boatcrew arrived on scene at 1:53 p.m. and was able to use the towlines to pull the disabled boat away from the breakwall.  The boatcrew towed the disabled boat to the Edgewater Park public boat ramp in Cleveland.

The boaters reported no injuries, and all three people were wearing life jackets.

"The Coast Guard recommends that everyone wear a life jacket, " said Petty Officer 3rd Class Larry Odell, today's officer-of-the-day at Station Cleveland Harbor.

"You never know when a fun day on the lake might turn into a serious, life-threatening situation."

The names and hometowns of the boaters are not being released.

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