DETROIT (WWJ/AP) – The U.S. Coast Guard rescued an intoxicated man who fell off a breakwall and into the Detroit River on the city’s east side.

Coast Guard officials say their Belle Isle station received a call around 4:50 p.m. Friday from a concerned citizen of a person in the water near Mariner Park.

A boat on patrol arrived soon after and a crew pulled the man out of the water. Officials say the rescue crew suspected the man was intoxicated and contacted the Detroit Police Department and local emergency medical services.

Once they brought the man back to the station on Belle Isle, police officers placed him in handcuffs at the request of EMS personnel and followed the ambulance to a local hospital.

“We work closely with local agencies all the time, and we were proud to do our part in this rescue effort and assist the Detroit Police Department in keeping the man safe and out of any further harm to himself or others,” Stephen Donnelly, Coast Guard auxiliarist, said in a release.

The man’s name wasn’t released. Information on his condition wasn’t immediately available.

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