Police say a 66-year-old man was arrested for operating while intoxicated after he and five other passengers were thrown from his boat on Lake St. Clair.
Officials said the paddlers were unable to make their way in their inflatable boat because of the strong currents.
Two teenagers and an adult were in the water for more than 12 hours when they discovered Tuesday morning.
National Safe Boating Week, May 19-25, raises annual awareness of safe and responsible boating in Michigan.
With the summer boating season just beginning, boaters are reminded about personal safety and wearing life vests while out on the water.
The U.S. Coast Guard says it has rescued two people from a 19-foot boat that was taking on water in Lake Erie.