DETROIT (WWJ/AP) – Detroit police are trying to sort out what happened — after a man had to be pulled from the Detroit River Monday afternoon.
The rescue, involving the U.S. Coast Guard, happened just south of Belle Isle around 4:30 p.m. Construction workers told authorities they were working in the area when they noticed that a man was in the water near a Coast Guard station. Officials say the water temperature was about 37-degrees.
The man, believed to be in his 40’s, was initially unresponsive, but was revived before being taken to a hospital for treatment.
A quick response and immediate action by the crew helped save this man’s life,” Petty Officer 2nd Class Thomas Chegin said in a statement. “This is what we train for every day and because of that training we were ready.”
The man’s name and current condition haven’t been released.
The Coast Guard reminds anyone recreating in and around the water to remain aware of their surroundings and vigilant to hazards at all times. Although the ice is mostly gone, the water temperature remains very cold.
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