October 1, 2014
Four Michigan fishermen whose 19-foot boat capsized in western Lake Erie have been rescued.
U.S. Coast Guard Petty Officer Brandon Blackwell says Monroe County marine deputies spotted the men clinging to the boat about 5:45 p.m. Friday. They were offshore from a small island about 35 miles southeast of Detroit.
The men, who are between 52 and 76 years old, were receiving medical attention.
The fishermen left Monroe at 8 a.m. Thursday. A family member called the Coast Guard about 10 p.m.
Boats, helicopters and other aircraft from the U.S. and Canada cooperated in the search.
The wife of the boat's owner said life jackets and a GPS were on board.
Two of the fishermen are from Eaton Rapids, one is from Lansing and another is from Charlotte.
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