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Coast Guard rescues three from Lake Erie near Kelley's Island

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(Source: United States Coast Guard) (Source: United States Coast Guard)
(Source: United States Coast Guard) (Source: United States Coast Guard)
(Source: United States Coast Guard) (Source: United States Coast Guard)
PORT CLINTON, OH (Toledo News Now) -

The United States Coast Guard rescued three men from Lake Erie early Wednesday after their fishing boat began taking on water and capsized just north of Kelley's Island.

Just before 7:30 a.m., the watchstander at Coast Guard Station Marblehead, Ohio, was notified by Ottawa County Dispatch that three men were in the water in Lake Erie after their boat took several waves over the bow, first swamping and then capsizing their boat.

A conference call was set up to maintain communication between the watchstander, the dispatcher, and the man in the water who had called 911 using his cell phone.

A boat crew from Station Marblehead responded aboard a 45-foot response boat, arrived on-scene, brought all three men safely aboard, then transported the men to Kelley's Island State Park.

The men were wearing their life jackets and did not report any injuries.

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