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Alcona deputies tow stranded boat to safety

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PRESS RELEASE FROM ALCONA COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE:

On Friday, 07/31/2020 at 2:48 p.m., deputies from the Alcona County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to a distress call on Lake Huron near the Harrisville harbor.

A 21 foot Seaswirl boat lost power in both of its motors and became beached on shore after drifting in from approximately 1 mile east of the harbor.

The vessel was operated by Rogers Lawcock of Bridgeport. Lawcock’s wife and three grandchildren were also aboard the vessel.

Deputies launched the sheriff’s office’s patrol boat from the Harrisville Harbor and located the stranded vessel approximately 500 yards north of the Harrrisville Harbor. Deputies were able to toss a rescue line to the stranded boat and free it up from the shore. The vessel was then towed back to the Harrisville harbor. None of the occupants were injured.

The Alcona County Sheriff’s Office assists approximately 6 distressed vessels on Lake Huron each year. It has already conducted 10 marine runs for assistance on Lake Huron this year.