Busy day on the water for Sarnia and Point Edward marine units

Water rescue Saturday, July 24, 2021. Photo courtesy of Point Edward Fire & Rescue.

Sarnia and Point Edward Fire and Rescue Marine units were kept busy Saturday.

Sarnia Fire and Rescue assisted an 86 foot sailboat with 22 sailors on board that was experiencing complications south of the Blue Water Bridge, during the Port Huron to Mackinac Race Saturday morning.

(Sailboat assist Saturday, July 24, 2021. Photo courtesy of Sarnia Fire and Rescue via Facebook.)

At about 9:15 p.m., Point Edward Fire and Rescue Marine was called to assist two occupants of an inflatable raft that had drifted too far from the Lake Huron shore, and were unable to paddle back.

The rescue occurred about 150 metres from shore directly out from Canatara Beach.

The married couple were wearing life jackets and no injuries were reported.