Coast Guard rescues 2 boaters near Madeline IslandA Coast Guard crew rescued two people from the waters of Lake Superior near Madeline Island on Monday afternoon after the sailboat they were on capsized.
A Coast Guard crew rescued two people from the waters of Lake Superior near Madeline Island on Monday afternoon after the sailboat they were on capsized. No injuries were reported, according to a news release from the Coast Guard. The names and hometowns of the people rescued were not released.
“Both men did the right thing by wearing their life jackets,” said Petty Officer 3rd Class Daniel Harris, the officer-of-the-day at the Coast Guard station in Bayfield. “The men were also wearing wetsuits, which would have greatly helped their chances of survival if we had not found them right away.”
Just before 2:30 p.m. Monday, local 911 dispatch contacted the Bayfield Coast Guard Station with a report of a capsized 17-foot sailboat with two men in the water near Madeline Island.
A boatcrew from Station Bayfield launched aboard a 45-foot Response Boat-Medium, arrived on scene, and rescued the men from the water. The crew took the sailing vessel into tow and transported the men to Madeline Island Marina.