CLEVELAND -- The Coast Guard assisted two people on Lake Erie Tuesday evening after their vessel began taking on water.
The boaters' names are not being released.
Just before 4:30 p.m., mariners aboard a 20-foot vessel notified the Coast Guard Station in Lorain that they were taking on water one mile north of Lorain Harbor.
Station Lorain issued an urgent marine information broadcast, which informs mariners of a distress situation and asks them to keep a sharp lookout, assist if possible, and report any sightings to the nearest Coast Guard unit.
A Station Lorain boat crew arrived on the scene three miles north of Lorain Harbor and found the vessel's engine was flooded and unable to be started.
The boat crew got the two people off their boat and towed the disabled boat to Hot Waters Marina in Lorain, where it was removed from the water.