5 rescued after wind blows boat against breakwall - WNEM TV 5

5 rescued after wind blows boat against breakwall

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HURON COUNTY, MI (WNEM) -

Five people were rescued after their fishing vessel lost power and was blown against a breakwall on Friday.

The Coast Guard received the call at 2 p.m. from the Huron County Sheriff Department.

The 25-foot vessel crashed against the rocks of the Harbor Beach breakwall, the Coast Guard said.

All five people were able to safely make their way onto the rocks, where the Coast Guard rescued them about 3 p.m.

No one was injured and everyone was wearing a life jacket.

“We urge all boaters to check the weather forecast before deciding to venture out into the open waters,” said Lt. Cmdr. Chad Eckhardt, pilot of the aircrew. “If your boat malfunctions in heavy surf and high winds, you can find yourself in a dangerous and life threatening situation real fast. For anyone who falls into these cold waters, their trip can become deadly." 

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