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30 September 2013 - 10:03 AMI was at Poor Man's diving in shallow water where absolulty NO boats were on Saturday. I heard a boat and came up to a dingy that came within FIVE foot of my head at FULL SPEED. I could actually touch the propeller path. I yelled at them and they slowed down. I was SOOOO mad and shaking I swore at them and I DON'T SWEAR. He said he was sorry BUT I still yelled at them. I told him he shouldn't be opperating a boat. He threatened to come back and run me over and I was HOPING they would try. I couldn't go back under and watched them go into Mac Ray's. I finally got the nerve to go under but didn't stay long I was shaking too much. We got back to our boat and some VERY nice boater left a note (THANK YOU) The note said
2 Male's Dingy MC 3102 SZ Drinking beer (BOTH) No life jackets Green sticker 15
I SURE wish someone would have called the sheriff. I can't dive with a cell phone and wouldn't want to.
The incident, as you described it, seems to rise to the level of a crime. If you wish to pursue the matter, please call us at the Marine Division, 586-469-5803. The best time to talk to someone at the boathouse is Monday through Friday, 8am until 4pm. If we're on patrol and no one is at the boathouse, the call is usually answered by the Sheriff's dispatch center and they can leave a message for us. Or you can email me your name and number and I'll call you (firstname.lastname@example.org).
01 September 2013 - 08:24 PMWasn't us!
29 July 2013 - 03:15 PMAs everyone already knows, the entrance to the Clinton River is always a fun place to get in and out of with the mass quantities of boats there.
For the third time in as many weekends, i've found my self and other boat, having to get out of the way of a sheriff's boat sitting in the middle of traffic (not having anyone pulled over).
I have to ask, WHY?
since there is plenty of room off to the side (closer to Harley Ensign) to watch people and traffic, why must you just sit in the middle of it?
It seems to me that it might be a coincidence. While we do try to monitor the traffic at the Clinton, we have about 85 square miles to cover so we do not spend a ton of time in any one spot. I'd also like to believe that our crew knows better, but I'll be sure to pass it on to them.
What time of day and what type of boat was it?
24 July 2013 - 04:31 PMAs is the norm on this site, you guys/ladies usually have the right info before we get a chance to chime in. Which is great. We wish everyone on the water were as serious boaters as the regulars on here.
Boataholic had the facts right. The boat owner and a 12 year old went in for a swim. The dad/guest noticed that the swimmers were having a hard time returning to the boat so he jumped in with a floating cushion to help. The female guest remained on the boat and noticed that the boat was drifting further and further away so she called for help.
To her credit, this was her first time on Lake St Clair and I believe the first time on a boat (or at least she is quite inexperienced), so we're glad that she knew to get on channel 16 to call for help.
One thing that helped was her continuous broadcasts which allowed us to use a our radio direction finder to learn that she was at MacRay's and not in the Shores. The USCG has similar and more advanced technology that they were also using.
One of the deputies that responded said that the anchor was out, and judging by the angle of line, it appeared that there was plenty of anchor line let out so we're not sure why it didn't hold.
Despite her being as excited as she was, she was supplying us with enough information to respond to. Had things deteriorated, we would have advised her to call 9-1-1 on a cell phone so that the phones coordinates would appear in dispatch or maybe attempted to have her locate and turn on the GPS. But, I think we arrived in 5-7 minutes which probably seemed like an eternity to her but a great response time for us.
We are just extremely happy that this ended well. As tcg noted, we can probably all learn something from this.
23 July 2013 - 03:17 PM