Kalamazoo Public Safety rescued three people who fell from a capsized boat in Lake Hill n’ Brook, late Thursday evening.

Officers responded to the 4100-block of Katydid Lane on a call of boaters in the water and unable to make it to shore. Upon arriving at the scene, rescuers were hampered by darkness due to the lack of ambient light.

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Local residents assisted in finding the victims, who were about 75 feet from the shoreline. They were found, clinging to a downed tree, and rescuers were able to throw a rope and flotation device and tow them to the shore, with no injuries.

As a result of the situation, Kalamazoo Public Safety would like to remind and encourage any person engaged in activities in a boat to wear a properly fitted flotation device.

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