Coast Guard Rescue on Lake St. Clair



Coast Guard assists Ontario Provincial Police with rescue of injured man on Lake St. Clair. Courtesy Video | U.S. Coast Guard District 9 | Date: 01.14.2014. Crew members from Air Station Detroit hoist a man who was injured on Lake St. Clair when his all terrain vehicle overturned, Jan 14, 2014. The man was brought to shore and transferred to Ontario Emergency Medical Technicians. Available in high definition.

Lake St. Clair (French: Lac Sainte-Claire) is a freshwater lake that lies between the Canadian province of Ontario and the U.S. state of Michigan. It was named after Clare of Assisi, on whose feast day it was navigated and christened by French Catholic explorers in 1679. It is part of the Great Lakes system, and along with the St. Clair River and Detroit River, Lake St. Clair connects Lake Huron (to its north) with Lake Erie (to its south). It has a total surface area of about 430 square miles and average depth of just 11 ft; to ensure an uninterrupted waterway, government agencies on both sides of the lake have maintained a deep shipping channel through the shallow lake for more than a century.

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