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Coast Guard rescues two teenagers in Fairport Harbor

12:18 PM, Aug 6, 2012   |    comments
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CLEVELAND - Two teenagers had to be rescued near Fairport Harbor after their personal watercraft became disabled and sank over the weekend.

The teens' father called 911 when they were overdue returning to shore.

A rescue boat launched from Station Fairport spotted a red flare in the sky near last known position for the teens. They were found in the water but wearing life jackets.

"The Coast Guard was able to rescue these teens because of the quickness of their family to call 911 when the teens took longer than anticipated and because the teens helped us find them by shooting the flare into the air," said Petty Officer 2nd Class Matthew Ellinger, officer-of-the day at Station Fairport.  "It was good that they had all life-saving equipment aboard and were wearing life jackets."

 

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