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No injuries after water rescue at Farnsworth Metropark

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Waterville crews safely rescued passengers who were stuck on a boat on the Maumee River Friday afternoon. It's happened near Farnsworth Metropark in Waterville.

No one was hurt.

Waterville and Monclova Township Fire Departments responded to the scene after the boat was trapped by some rocks.

Waterville's rescue boat could not get to the family stuck on the boat because of the shallow water.

A Monclova Township Fire Department rescue boat clipped its propeller on the rocks and was idled.

The family had to wait until Napoleon sent out it's hovercraft to the rescue. Three of the passengers were brought to shore safely. However the owner of the boat and father of the family refused to be rescued until his boat was secured by a rope.

That delayed his rescue for about an hour. Once his boat was tied with a rope, Max Buckmaster finally got in the hovercraft and was brought to the banks as crews reeled in his boat.

Waterville's Fire Chief Patrick Wambo says extended rescues like this one puts his own crews in danger. No charges were filed in this rescue.

 

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