Sunday, August 05, 2012

Amazing United States Coast Guard rescue caught on video


MACKINAC COUNTY -- U.S.C.G. Air Station Traverse City saved a family of four early this morning after they got lost on a canoe trip. 

 This all happened along the Carp River from M-123 to the East Lake Road Bridge near St. Ignace.

Around 5:45 p.m. Thursday, a mother, her two daughters, and son left for a five mile canoe trip. They were supposed to meet a family member a few hours later, but never showed up.

Mackinac County Sheriff's Deputies, DNR officers, and State Police searched by foot for the missing family. Around 2:15 Friday morning they asked the Coast Guard to assist in the search.

The Coast Guard spotted the canoes and saw the family waving their arms for help. One by one they hoisted them up to safety.

The family told crews that the conditions down the river were difficult to maneuver and they got lost.

For the entire story click on the video.

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