Coast Guard, good Samaritans Rescue 5 From Vessel Fire

July 19, 2017

CLEVELAND – A U.S. Coast Guard Station Ludington response boat-small crew and a good Samaritan responded to a vessel fire near Big Sable Point, Michigan, Tuesday.

The good Samaritan vessel arrived on scene and removed the five personnel aboard the ablaze, 31-foot Tiara Cabin Cruiser prior to the Coast Guard crew arriving. One passenger, experiencing possible smoke inhalation, was transferred to the Coast Guard and transported to local emergency medical services for further medical evaluation.

A Ludington Fire boatcrew arrived on scene to assist in extinguishing the fire.


The vessel sank in 75 feet of water. Coast Guard Sector Lake Michigan issued a safety marine information broadcast and is continuing to monitor the situation.

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Station Ludington responds to boat fire

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