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Coast Guard Frees 15 Stuck On Grand River Pontoon

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GRAND HAVEN, Mich. (AP) - The U.S. Coast Guard says an overnight radio conversation with a 13-year-old girl led its crews to a grounded pontoon boat carrying 15 people, 13 of them deaf and four with medical conditions.

The Coast Guard says in a statement that a crew from its Grand Haven station found the 16-foot pontoon boat grounded in western Michigan's Grand River near Grand Haven.

The statement says a patrol boat spoke with the girl about 1:15 a.m. Saturday. It says the girl told the crew that three passengers were lacking their asthma medication and one heeded medicine after a car accident.

The Coast Guard says the boat left shore at 5 p.m. Friday and had only two life jackets. It says crews used an inflatable skiff to rescue the passengers.

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