Three people and a dog were rescued from a capsized boat on Lake Erie Saturday evening, according to the Vermilion Police Department's (VPD) Vermilion Marine Patrol Unit (VMPU).
A boat east of the Vermilion Harbor entrance was reported taking on water at about 6:10 pm, according to VPD. The boat, housing three passengers and a German shepherd, began to take on water two miles east of the Vermilion Harbor entrance and eventually capsized. A passing boat rescued the three people and the dog from the water and took them to the police dock.
Following an investigation, VPD discovered the boat became swamped and capsized due to 3 to 4-foot waves. The passengers were thrown from the boat. VMPU located the 15-foot Reinell powerboat, which was brought back to shore by Boat US Marine Towing.
No one was injured, but the boat is a total loss, stated Vermilion Police.