Nine people who were on a disabled boat in Lake St. Clair late Saturday morning are safely on land after being rescued by the personnel from .
A watchstander at Coast Guard Station St. Clair Shores received a call at 11:43 a.m. of a disabled boat near the Middle Channel of Lake St. Clair and a rescue boatcrew was dispatched to respond to the call.
Prior to the arrival of Coast Guard personnel, TowBoat U.S. and another boater, helped the boaters whose boat was taking on water, according to a release.
The nine people aboard the boat were transferred to the Coast Guard vessel, and taken to the Clinton River Boat Ramp. The Coast Guard is not releasing the names of those rescued.
“It was great to see fellow boaters come to the aid of another boater, one boater called the Coast Guard and another assisted them on location,” said Petty Officer 2nd Class Richard Luedtke in a release.
Luedtke, coxswain of the 33-foot SPC-LE vessel which responded, added “Boaters have the responsibility to watch after one another and often times can assist a distressed boater faster than we can.”