Coast Guard continues to monitor sunken boat, safety marine broadcast issued.

July 18, 2017

Photo courtesy of U.S. Coast Guard.

Coast Guard continues to monitor sunken boat, safety marine broadcast issued. 

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By Rob Alway, Editor-in-Chief.

LAKE MICHIGAN — The U.S. Coast continues to monitor a sunken boat after it was destroyed by fire Tuesday morning about a 1/4 mile off the shore of the Ludington State Park. In a press release, the Coast Guard stated that personnel from Coast Guard Station Ludington responded to the fire, along with personnel from Ludington Fire Department and Ludington Police Department, and the Mason County Sheriff’s Office. A good Samaritan responded to the 31-foot Tiara Cabin Cruiser and removed the five personnel prior to the Coast Guard crew arriving. One passenger, experiencing possible smoke inhalation, was transferred to the Coast Guard and transported to Loomis Street Boat Launch in Ludington where Life EMS ambulance transported him to Spectrum Health Ludington Hospital. 

Personnel from the Ludington Fire/Police Harbor One fire boat extinguished the fire.

The vessel sank in 75 feet of water. Coast Guard Sector Lake Michigan issued a safety marine information broadcast and is continuing to monitor the situation.

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