OSCODA – The Oscoda Township Fire Department (OTFD) Dive Rescue team rescued multiple people who were on a large floating raft on Wednesday, June 24 at the Oscoda Beach Park.
At 2:14 p.m., the OTFD Dive Rescue team was dispatched for a surf rescue, adjacent to 5240 Washington in Lake Huron. The Dive Rescue team served as a mutual aid to the United States Coast Guard as they were traveling from Tawas when the incident occurred.
The Dive Rescue team rescued a large tube with occupants and then investigated another floating tube that ended up being empty, according to OTFD Chief Allan MacGregor.
All floats and persons were accounted for and collected and then returned to shore in good condition, as stated in the report. Emergency personnel including The Iosco County EMS and the Oscoda Township Police Department assisted on scene.
Personnel from the Iosco County EMS looked over each individual to make sure they were okay. Emergency personnel stayed on scene for a half hour.