3 hunters rescued from PM River. 

November 15, 2019

3 hunters rescued from PM River. 

By Rob Alway, Editor-in-Chief.

SCOTTVILLE — Three deer hunters from Grand Rapids were rescued from the Pere Marquette River after their canoe capsized Friday morning. Emergency personnel were dispatched to Riverside Park about 7:30 a.m. for a report of three men in the water west of the park’s boat launch. Two of the men were able to get out of the water but the third started floating downriver. Eventually the other two were able to retrieve their companion and started CPR on him west of the former county landfill site in Amber Township.

Boats were called in from Custer Fire Department and Hamlin Fire Department, along with a personal boat as well. Hamlin Fire Department’s 17-feet-long Boston Whaler was ultimately used to retrieve the victims who were each transported by ambulance to Spectrum Health Ludington Hospital.

Agencies assisting at the scene included Mason County Sheriff’s Office, Scottville Police Department, Michigan State Police, Michigan Department of Natural Resources, Scottville Fire Department, Custer Fire Department, Hamlin Fire Department, Life EMS, and Scottville Department of Public Works.

More information will be posted when it is available.

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