Canada U.S. Coast Guard pulls unresponsive man out of Detroit River

09:06  19 june  2017
09:06  19 june  2017 Source:   Windsor Star

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Detroit police are investigating after an unresponsive male was pulled out of the Detroit River just west of the Ambassador Bridge Sunday afternoon. A commercial vessel was moving upstream when its crew spotted a person in the water, said U . S . Coast Guard Petty Officer 1st Class Mark Rodriguez.

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Detroit police are investigating after an unresponsive male was pulled out of the Detroit River just west of the Ambassador Bridge Sunday afternoon.

A commercial vessel, the 1,000-footer Walter J. McCarthy Jr., was moving upstream when its crew spotted a person in the water, east of the Ambassador Bridge, according to the U.S. Coast Guard.

The Canadian Coast Guard in Sarnia received the first emergency call and issued an urgent marine information broadcast at 1:43 p.m. First on the scene to assist was the pilot boat Huron Maid from a nearby Detroit dock.

Attempts were made to pull the person out, but it took the assistance of a U.S. Coast Guard crew responding from Station Belle Isle to get him out of the water. CPR was attempted, but USCG Petty Officer 1st Class Mark Rodriguez said the man remained unresponsive.

Taken to the U.S. shoreline, the man was rushed by ambulance to Detroit Receiving Hospital.

It was unknown, as of Sunday afternoon, how the man, described as a white male approximately 40 to 50 years old, found himself in the river.

A Windsor police spokesman said foul play was not suspected.

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