The Coast Guard rescued two people aboard a boat taking on water five miles north of Windsor, Ontario on Lake St. Clair early Monday afternoon.
At around 12:15 p.m. the Coast Guard Sector Detroit received a distress call from a good Samaritan reporting a boat with two people aboard taking on water.
A rescue boat crew aboard a 25-foot response boat arrived on scene and started bailing out the 30-foot vessel using a pump.
A crew from the Canadian Coast Guard also assisted the distressed boaters.
"This rescue was a prime example of our great working relationship with the Canadian Coast Guard," said Petty Officer 3rd Class Zach Ogden, the coxswain of the 25-foot RB-S. "The rescue crews worked seamlessly together and because of that we were able to get both people and their boat to shore safely."
The cause of the flooding was believed to be from a crack to the hull of the boat.