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Porter Fire Department Dive Rescue responds to boat crash

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The Porter Fire Departmentís Dive/Rescue Team mustered on Thursday after a boat crashed against the breakwall at Portage Lakefront and Riverwalk site at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore.

Deputy Fire Chief Jay Craig told the Chesterton Tribune this morning that accident occurred shortly after 7 p.m., when a man and woman operating a 30-plus-foot boat ran it up against the breakwall in the small harbor area at the mouth of Burns Waterway.

Neither was injured in the incident but their boat was taking on water, Craig said.

The PFD responded with its inflatable, assisting the Portage Fire Department with its fire boat, and together the two FDs succeeded in towing the boat off the breakwall and beaching it at the mouth of Burns Waterway.

The man and woman, for their part, were taken safely aboard Portageís fire boat and given a ride to shore, Craig added

The PFD cleared the scene around 9 p.m.


Posted 8/25/2017




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