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Coast Guard Rescues Two From Detroit River

The United States Coast Guard rescued two Canadians from the Detroit River after the three-person kayak had capsized. The capsizing occurred approximately one mile from Belle Isle, Michigan around 6:15 Thursday July 16th. The Coast Guard arrived on the scene within minutes of receiving the distress call to find a Good Samaritan rescuing the third individual aboard the kayak. The Coast Guard boat crew brought the two remaining individuals onboard. The three were taken to a nearby marina before being transferred to emergency medical services. No injuries were reported. Luckily, all three were wearing life jackets.
The law office of Beard Stacey Trueb & Jacobsen, PLLC would like to urge all those on water, either for work or pleasure, to wear a life jacket. The maritime lawyers at Beard Stacey Trueb and Jacobsen represent injured mariners throughout the nation in claims involving the Jones Act and General Maritime Law. For any questions regarding maritime law or injuries sustained while working aboard a vessel, contact us at 206.282.3100 or visit our website at

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