Coast Guard rescues 2 from capsized boat

11/11/2012
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Authorities respond to a report of a capsized boat on Maumee Bay.

THE BLADE/AMY E. VOIGT

Authorities respond to a report of a capsized boat on Maumee Bay.
Authorities respond to a report of a capsized boat on Maumee Bay.

The two men who were rescued by a Coast Guard helicopter from the choppy waters of Maumee Bay after a boat capsized were in good condition Sunday, authorities said.

The men, whose names were not released, were taken by the helicopter to a nearby airport to be further assessed by EMS units, according the Coast Guard station in Detroit.

A water rescue was launched shortly after 12:30 p.m. when Lucas County law enforcement officials received word about an overturned boat. The Coast Guard was on the scene by about 1 p.m. and rescued the victims shortly before 2 p.m.

At one point, authorities were making contacts to seek assistance from an air ambulance to try to find the location of the boat. Spotters along the shore in Jerusalem Township off of Anchor Point Road had been trying to find the location of the boat.