USCG Assists Man Near Fairport Harbor

The US Coast Guard rescued a man from a boat taking on water near Fairport Harbor, Ohio, Tuesday afternoon.

 

At about 3:30 p.m., a watchstander at Coast Guard Station Fairport, in Grand River, Ohio, responded to a phone call from a boater reporting a boat taking on water in the Grand River. The watchstander immediately directed the launch of a rescue boat crew aboard a 45-foot response boat.

At about 3:45 p.m. the rescue crew arrived on scene and sent two members aboard the 19-foot boat to investigate the cause of flooding. They quickly noticed that the boat’s plug was missing. The two crew members assisted in dewatering the vessel with a P-6 dewatering pump while the rescue boat towed the 19-foot vessel to Grand River Marine for removal from the water.

“No matter how many times you have been out on the water previously, it is extremely important to conduct a thorough check of your boat to make sure everything is in working order and that nothing is missing,” said Petty Officer 3rd Class Meghan Logan, coxswain of the rescue boat.

Press Release, September 10, 2014; Image: USCG

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