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Coast Guard rescues two boaters from Lake Erie

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CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) -

On Sunday, November 11, 2012, the Coast Guard Sector Detroit rescued two boaters in distress after their boat capsized in the body of Lake Erie. 

At around 12:30 p.m. the 911 call for help was cut short and immediately the Lucas County dispatcher informed the Coast Guard of the emergency. 

The Coast Guard then obtained a partial position of the watercraft, leading to a search of the area near Ward's Canal in Jerusalem Township. 

The boat crew first discovered debris and soon after the rescue helicopter located and air-lifted the men to the Toledo Airport for medical attention. 

At around 1:40 p.m., the men were found to be responsive and were treated for hypothermia.

The rescue aircrew spotted the men wearing life jackets and clinging to the stern of their boat.  @

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