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USCG rescues 3 near Kellys Island

posted Jun 19, 2014, 4:42 AM by Bob Mueller   [ updated Jun 19, 2014, 4:47 AM ]

The Coast Guard rescued three men from Lake Erie early Wednesday after their fishing boat began taking on water and capsized just north of Kelley's Island.  For more information:

http://www.uscgnews.com/go/doc/4007/2181918/

The article mentions the benefits of using a VHF Marine radio for distress calls over using a Cell Phone.  Let me suggest one more reason:  There are many areas of Lake Erie in U.S. waters, where your cell phone will switch to a Canadian Carrier.  Just last weekend, my wife's phone switched to Canada while standing on South Bass Island!  While dialing 911 will get you to the authorities in Canada, it may delay the response if your position is in U.S. Waters.
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