Coast Guard rescues three people from sailboat moments before it capsizes

CLEVELAND - Three people were rescued from a sinking sailboat in Cleveland on Saturday afternoon by the U.S. Coast Guard.

The rescue happened at Edgewater Park around noon, according to authorities after they received a mayday call. When crews arrived on scene, the boat had drifted towards the break wall and was taking on water.

One person was found already in the water and two still aboard the vessel, all wearing life jackets. 

According to authorities, the rescue crew safely retrieved the one person from the water.

Due to water conditions and the close proximity of the sail boat to the rocks of the break wall, the rescue crew advised the two remaining people to jump into the water, where they were then safely recovered. 

All three people, including two men and one woman, were then treated by EMS on scene for mild hypothermia. 

Shortly after the rescue, the sail boat fully capsized in the lake. 

The Coast Guard would like to advise boaters to have their vessels checked to make sure they are in proper working order before setting sail, and to have enough life jackets on board for every passenger. 

 

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