Ephraim fire boat makes two rescues in 18 hours

UPDATE: According to photographer Tad Dukehart, the Ephraim Fire boat responded to its second incident Tuesday after a boat capsized near Egg Harbor. Ephraim Fire Chief Justin MacDonald has not yet responded to our call about this incident, but we will update as information becomes available.


The new Ephraim Fire Boat got its first action Monday evening when it rescued two kayakers off its shores. The Ephraim Fire Department responded to the pair 150 yards off shore near North Shore Road at approximately 7:30 p.m. One kayaker flipped its vessel and was in the water while the other was trying to do the rescuing ahead of emergency personnel. Ephraim Fire Chief Justin MacDonald says while the wind pushed them closer to shore, Monday’s rescue was a reminder to always check the forecast before your head out.

MacDonald says once the kayakers warmed up with help from Door County Emergency Services that they were released.

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