Coast Guard Rescues 2 Saginaw River Boaters 6-17-2010 - WNEM TV 5

Coast Guard Rescues 2 Saginaw River Boaters 6-17-2010

The U.S. Coast Guard rescued two boaters who fell into the Saginaw River near Channel Island, after their catamaran became separated from one of its pontoons Wednesday evening.
The Coast Guard Station Saginaw River received a distress call reporting three people in the water just north of the island, at about 7:25 p.m.
Officials said crews arrived and rescued two passengers, while a third passenger was recovered by a Good Samaritan.
"The vessel looked like it was broken in half," said Seaman Jonathan Simmons, a boat crew member at Station Saginaw River. "The passengers seemed a little shaken up, but they were OK."
The passengers were eventually released.
All three passengers were wearing life jackets, according to the Coast Guard.
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