Three rescued near Strawberry Island

Strawberry Island proved to be an important life raft for three boaters on Saturday. Door County Dispatch received the call shortly after 9 a.m. about the distressed boat located northwest of Peninsula State Park. As the bay’s waves grew to be too choppy, the boater’s vessel began taking on water and an on-board pump struggled to keep up. The boaters were able to get to Strawberry Island safely by the time the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources and other responding agencies arrived. Gibraltar Fire and Rescue was one of those departments and Chief Andy Bertges says the incident offers a good reminder to check the weather before heading out and be prepared.

No one was hurt in the incident and the DNR was able to help the three boaters retrieve their vessel on Sunday.


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