Five rescued from blazing vessel

U.S. Coast Guard District 9

BIG SABLE POINT, Mich. – The Ludington Coast Guard responded to a fire upon a small boat fire near Big Sable Point today.

Officials say a Good Samaritan vessel arrived on scene and removed five passengers aboard the 31-foot Tiara Cabin Cruiser before the Coast Guard arrived.

The Coast Guard District 9 unit transported one passenger to the local emergency services for possible smoke inhalation treatments.

A Ludington Fire rescue boat crew assisted in extinguishing the fiery vessel.

According to the Coast Guard Sector Lake Michigan, the boat sank in roughly 75 feet of water, and safety marine information broadcast was issued.

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