South Milwaukee Fire Department Rescues Kayaker off Grant Park Beach

Catching up from some news from the South Milwaukee Fire Department over the weekend …

Our boat was put into action again earlier this afternoon (Saturday, July 8). A 64 y/o kayaker capsized off of Grant Park Beach. Following a reported 30 minutes of attempted self-rescue, bystanders activated 911. We responded and rescued him and secured his kayak. He was evaluated by our personnel and, based on the results of a 12-lead EKG, he was transported as a precaution by OCFD ALS. Med-10 was in the process of transporting a patient from a different call to Wheaton Franklin Hospital at the time and was unavailable. The Coast Guard was notified and indicated they were going to respond, but by that time we had the patient in our boat and enroute to the yacht club.

This is the second time our boat has been in action. Last week, we assisted with a disabled boater near Grant Park.

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