By Tim Kowols
For the second time in a week, four people were rescued from the water by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources after their sailboat began sinking near Strawberry Island in the Bay of Green Bay. The accident was reported to the Door County Sheriff’s Department after 9 a.m. Friday, when a Michigan family hit some shoals south of Adventure Island and their boat, began taking on water before eventually sinking. The United States Coast Guard provided support during the rescue. DNR Warden Mike Neal says it is a reminder for boaters to follow their navigation charts to help get through the waters.
Nobody was hurt because of the accident and local contractors were able to remove the boat from the water on Sunday. Four people were rescued near Alibi Dock near Fish Creek when their sailboat ran into its own issues on Wednesday.