PORT CLINTON Two men were rescued from the Portage River yesterday after their boats ran aground in shallow water.
A Coast Guard helicopter from Detroit was dispatched to assist the pair after Coast Guard personnel from Marblehead tried unsuccessfully to reach them.
The men were rescued unharmed about 5:30 a.m.
The craft, a 25-foot Bayliner and a 19-foot jet boat, became stuck about 40 yards offshore in the Portage, about a mile west of where it enters Lake Erie.
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