Date: Thursday, September 03, 2021
Address: 150 E. Crosstown Pkwy. Suite A, Kalamazoo, MI 49001
Contact: Ryan Bridges, firstname.lastname@example.org, 269-762-2922
Capsized boat rescue
On Thursday September 2nd, Public Safety responded to the 4100 block of Katydid Ln for a boat that had capsized in Lake Hill N’ Brook. It was reported that 3 people were in the water and not able to make to it shore. The situation was complicated in that it was nightfall and there was no ambient light in the area to help locate the victims. Local residents assisted in finding the individuals who were approximately 75ft from the shore, clinging to a downed tree.
Officers utilized a throw rope and another flotation device to pull the three victims to shore. There were no other medical concerns once the victims were out of the water.
Kalamazoo Public Safety would like to remind and encourage any person engaged in activities in a boat to wear a properly fitted flotation device.
Authority: Lieutenant K. Nielsen