Boaters on sinking pontoon rescued - WNEM TV 5

Boaters on sinking pontoon rescued

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BAY COUNTY, MI (WNEM) -

Personnel from Coast Guard Station Saginaw River are escorting a damaged pontoon boat back to the station dock in Essexville.

The vessels were still on the water as of 12:45 p.m. Thursday.

A spokesperson says nine people were on-board when it begin taking on water on the Saginaw Bay, near Kawkawlin, late Thursday morning.

All nine boaters are reported to be safe. 

The cause of the incident isn't known yet.

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