Ten Rescued From Boat After Being Sickened By Carbon Monoxide

Ten people are hospitalized after they were overcome by carbon monoxide on a boat in Lake Michigan between St. Joseph and South Haven on Saturday. South Haven Area Emergency Services says it responded to the report of a medical emergency around 2:45 p.m. The 32 foot pleasure boat was about a mile south of the South Haven pier heads and 1,000 yards offshore when it gave out a distress call. The captain of the boat was unable to  continue operating it. The Coast Guard from St. Joseph responded along with the Van Buren County Sheriff’s Department Marine Unit and South Haven Area Emergency Services. Some of the people aboard were reported to have passed out. They were transferred to the Coast Guard boat and taken to South Haven for treatment by SHAES personnel in three ambulances. All ten people were taken to Bronson-South Haven Hospital for evaluation and treatment. The boat was brought into South Haven by a commercial towing service.