Coast Guard rescues 15 people stranded on pontoon boat on Grand River in western Michigan

  • by: Associated Press
  • Updated: July 6, 2014 - 6:25 PM

GRAND HAVEN, Mich. — A middle-of-the-night cellphone conversation with a 13-year-old girl led the Coast Guard to a pontoon boat grounded in a western Michigan river, where crew members used an inflatable ice skiff to rescue 15 people, 13 of them deaf and four lacking medicine they needed, a spokesman said Sunday.

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