Boater Rescued In Door County Waters

A 59-year old Door County man was rescued Tuesday afternoon after he experienced a medical problem while in a boat on the waters of Green Bay in southern Door County.  The Door County Sheriff’s Department was contacted at 5:19 PM that the man was in distress in a Boston whaler on the bay in southern Door County and was attempting to make it to Sugar Creek County Park.  A number of emergency units mobilized including the Brussels-Union-Gardner and Sturgeon Bay Fire Departments, Brussels and Gardner First Responders, Door County Emergency Services and the Door County Sheriff’s Department, but the man did not show up, so a search was mounted.  On the water efforts were aided by Bob Gordon and one report indicated that the U.S. Coast Guard provided a helicopter as part of the search effort.  Eventually, the man was found and a boat from the Sturgeon Bay Fire Department towed him to shore.  He was transported by ambulance to Ministry Door County Medical Center at around 6:40 PM.

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