Coast Guard rescues 2 fishermen in Saginaw Bay

PINCONNING, Mich. – Two Pinconning men are safe after the U.S. Coast Guard rescued them from their disabled fishing boat in Lake Huron’s Saginaw Bay. Associated Press
5:09 PM CDT, July 21, 2009

Relatives called the Coast Guard about 11 p.m. Monday to report that the men, ages 46 and 82, hadn’t returned from a fishing trip.

The crew of a helicopter from Air Station Detroit spotted a red distress flare launched by the fishermen about 2 p.m. Tuesday and within minutes located their 19-foot craft. A 41-foot boat from the Coast Guard’s Saginaw River station retrieved the men several miles east of Pinconning, about 125 miles north of Detroit.

The Bay City Times says the men, whose names were not released by the Coast Guard, were reunited with their relatives by 2:45 p.m.