HARRISVILLE – Deputies from the Alcona County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to a distress call on Lake Huron near the Harrisville Harbor on Friday, July 31, at 2:48 p.m.

A 21-foot seaswirl boat lost power in both of its motors and became beached on shore after drifting in from approximately one mile east of the harbor, according to a report from the Alcona County Sheriff’s Office. 

The vessel was operated by Roger Lawcock of Bridgeport. Lawcock’s wife and three grandchildren were also aboard the vessel, according to the report. None of the occupants were injured.

Deputies launched the sheriff’s office patrol boat from Harrisville Harbor and located the stranded vessel approximately 500 yards north of the Harrisville Harbor. Deputies were able to toss a rescue line to the stranded boat and free it up from the shore. 

The vessel was then towed back to the Harrisville Harbor. The Alcona County Sheriff’s Office assists approximately six distressed vessels on Lake Huron each year. They have already conducted 10 marine runs for assistance on Lake Huron this year.