Marine deputies and bystanders helped rescue an 18-year-old Sandusky man that went under water Sunday afternoon near the harbor wall in Port Sanilac.
The Sanilac County Sheriff’s Office Marine Division was investigating an incident around 4:45 p.m. June 17 outside of the harbor wall in Port Sanilac when they heard a group of people on the break wall begin screaming for help.
A pair of marine deputies soon learned the Sandusky teen had jumped into the water on the outside of the break wall and had not resurfaced.
One of the deputies dove into the water and located the man approximately eight feet down. He was unconscious and not responsive when the deputy brought him to the surface.
Two Sandusky residents on jet skis and a Lapeer resident who dove into the water aided in getting the man, whose name has not been released, to the boat launch where Port Huron firefighters and Sanilac EMS began treating him.
He was transported by ambulance to McKenzie Hospital in Sandusky and later flown by Lifenet to Covenant HealthCare in Saginaw for treatment. There’s no further word on his condition.