2 missing after boat with at least 9 aboard capsizes in Detroit River

Gregg Krupa
The Detroit News

Authorities Monday resumed the search for two people who disappeared after a boat with at least nine aboard capsized Sunday off Stoney Island in the Detroit River.

One of the missing people was identified by the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office as a priest from Trenton. The other is a friend of the Sheriff's Office, officials said. Full identification for both people has not been released.

Grosse Ile police said officers and the Fire Department responded to a call reporting a capsized boat at 7:36 p.m. Sunday.

Police said Sunday a person in a boat from Ontario helped rescue several of the nine people on board the capsized boat. The Sheriff’s Office said 12 people were on board, including seven youths and five adults. The two who are missing were among the adults on the boat.

Police, sheriffs and the Canadian Coast Guard, assisted by a helicopter, were unable to locate the two who were missing.

The Wayne County Sheriff’s dive team assisted Grosse Ile police, said Pageant Atterberry, the director of communications for the Sheriff's Office. The dive was called off after dark and will resume in the morning, Atterberry said.

The boat was a 39-foot, 2017 Nor-Tech Center Console, Grosse Ile police said.