U.S. Coast Guard, Helicopter, Rescue, Stranded Man, Frankfort, Betsie Lake

FRANKFORT (WWJ) — A man was rescued last night by a U.S. Coast Guard helicopter crew after being stranded on a break-wall in Betsie Lake in Frankfort, Mich.

coast guard Coast Guard Rescues Stranded Man Via Helicopter In Lake Near Frankfort

(Photo: U.S. Coast Guard)

The man had been fishing when waves picked up and stranded him on the Frankfort North Pier Head entrance to Betsie Lake, according to a press release. The Coast Guard received notification around 9:25 p.m. on Friday and launched a Coast Guard Station Frankfort 25-foot response boat-small crew and a Coast Guard Air Station Traverse City MH-60 jayhawk helicopter crew.

The response boat arrived on the scene first but due to shallow water could not come close enough to assist. The helicopter crew shortly arrived after the boat and lowered a rescue swimmer by a basket. The man was then basket-hoisted to safety and transported to Frankfort Dow Memorial Airport.

Local EMS were standing by but no injuries were reported.


Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

More From CBS Detroit

Best Places To See Indie Rock In DetroitIt's called Detroit Rock City for a reason.
Guide: Best Barbecue In Metro DetroitSometimes, nothing hits the spot like good barbecue.
Best Ice Cream Shops In Metro DetroitIt's getting warm outside! Take advantage of it.

Watch & Listen LIVE