Lake Michigan Coast Guard leads successful rescue mission

GRAND HAVEN, Mich. – The Coast Guard rescued two injured boaters on Lake Michigan, today.

According to officials, a good Samaritan reported a boat collision with apparent injuries.

Coast Guard Sector Lake Michigan watchstanders launched the Grand Haven boat crew, a helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Facility Muskegon, and issued an urgent marine information broadcast.

Officials say the boat struck a large wave at high speeds which resulted in injuries for both the operator and passenger.

Both boaters were rescued by the Coast Guard response boat crew, then transported ashore by an Ottawa County Fire Department marine unit to awaiting emergency medical services.

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