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3 high schoolers rescued from Detroit River

Sarah Rahal
The Detroit News
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The U.S. Coast Guard assisted in the Saturday morning rescue of three high school students who fell into the Detroit River after the team's rowboat was swamped by the wake of another vessel.

The students from Grosse Ile High School were practicing near the northern point of Grosse Ile while their coach monitored from a nearby small boat. 

The Coast Guard's Bell Isle station was notified around 9 a.m. that the students had fallen into the water. 

"Upon arrival, the Coast Guard's crew assisted in the rescue of two males from the water and one female who had hypothermic symptoms," the Coast Guard said in a statement. 

The other students had been rescued by before the crew arrived, officials said. 

Students were transported to shore and taken by EMS to the hospital to be evaluated for hypothermia. 

"In this case we were lucky we were already on scene and were able to get to them quickly because local fishermen alerted us," Petty Officer Jake Mills said in a statement. "Even though it's sunny out, it's still very cold water. Always be prepared when you go out on the water. You never know what could happen."

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