3 adults, child helped to safety after sailing vessel ran aground near Put-In-Bay

Three adults and a child were assisted to safety early Saturday morning after their sailing vessel ran aground in Lake Erie near Put-In-Bay.

U.S. Coast Guards said a search-and-rescue coordinator received a distress call around 12:30 a.m. from the captain of a 32-foot sailing vessel, reporting that their prop was fouled and they had ran aground.

A rescue boating crew responded to the scene to find four boaters. The rescue crew brought the three adults and child to the Station Marblehead, where they caught a taxi cab.

No injuries were reported.

The Coast Guards said crews salvaged the sailing vessel later Saturday morning and then towed it to Catawba Moorings in Port Clinton.

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