10 people and three dogs were rescued from flooding along the Chocolay River near Marquette on Tuesday morning. The Coast Guard received a call from the Chocolay, Michigan, Fire Department around 6:00 a.m.
A Crew from the Marquette Coast Guard station and an air crew from Traverse City responded to help the search. Coast Guard crews and local first responders went door to door looking for people in danger. The helicopter from Traverse City searched the river, but did not find any people in danger.
The door to door searches resulted in 10 people and three dogs being rescued from their homes before daylight. Coast Guard Senior Chief Petty Officer Patrick Brown, the officer-in-charge at Coast Guard Station Marquette says, “Rescue crews faced dangerous currents, debris and darkness during the rescues.”