Father and son rescued after boat engine quits north of Sand Point

(HURON COUNTY) — The Huron County Sheriff’s Department airboat was busy Saturday morning as they responded to a call for help made by a duck hunter who reported that his engine had quit and he feared that he might capsize his 15-foot boat in the rough water conditions. The hunter, a 33-year-old from Clio, and his 14-year-old son were about a mile north of Caseville Township’s Sand Point. Sheriff’s deputies were able to tow the pair safely to shore without incident. This was the second call for help from boaters in the last three weeks. Previously, deputies responded to a call for help on September 30 to tow a boat to shore about mile and a half off Fairhaven Township’s Geiger Road. Sheriff Kelly Hanson reminds boaters to have proper safety equipment on board and know how to use it when emergencies arise.