Coast Guard rescues 3 after vessel drifts into breakwall in Cleveland
CLEVELAND, OHIO — June 2, 2018 (LSN) A crew from Coast Guard Station Cleveland Harbor rescued 3 people from the water after their vessel became disabled and drifted into the Edgewater breakwall, Saturday.
The names of those rescued are not being released.
Watchstanders in the Coast Guard Sector Buffalo command center received a mayday call at approximately 11:59 a.m. from a sailing vessel with 3 people aboard, against the rocks of the Edgewater breakwall.
The command center watchstanders issued an urgent marine information broadcast and diverted a smallboat crew from Station Cleveland Harbor to assist.
The boat crew arrived on scene at approximately 12:05 p.m. to find one person in the water and two still aboard the vessel, all wearing life jackets.
The boat crew safely retrieved the person from the water and devised a plan to rescue the remaining two people from the vessel. Due to the sea conditions and safety concerns, the Coast Guard crew had the two people enter the water where they were safely recovered. All three people, two men and one woman, were then safely transferred to shoreside EMS where they were evaluated for mild hypothermia.
The Coast Guard urges boaters to have their vessels checked to make sure everything is in proper working order. Additionally, make sure there are enough life jackets on board for every passenger.
A passenger swims toward a Coast Guard boat crew after the sailing vessel the passenger was on became disabled and drifted into the Edgewater breakwall in Cleveland, June 2, 2018. Two other passengers were rescued from the water suffering from mild hypothermia. (U.S. Coast Guard photo)
Photo by Master Chief Petty Officer Alan Haraf
U.S. Coast Guard District 9