Coast Guard rescues two boaters from Lake Erie

On Sunday, November 11, 2012, the Coast Guard Sector Detroit rescued two boaters in distress after their boat capsized in the body of Lake Erie.

At around 12:30 p.m. the 911 call for help was cut short and immediately the Lucas County dispatcher informed the Coast Guard of the emergency.

The Coast Guard then obtained a partial position of the watercraft, leading to a search of the area near Ward's Canal in Jerusalem Township.

The boat crew first discovered debris and soon after the rescue helicopter located and air-lifted the men to the Toledo Airport for medical attention.

At around 1:40 p.m., the men were found to be responsive and were treated for hypothermia.

The rescue aircrew spotted the men wearing life jackets and clinging to the stern of their boat.  @

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