Boater hurt in accident

ESCANABA – Delta County Sheriff Marine Patrol was dispatched to Big Bay de Noc around 6:30 p.m. Monday for a two boat accident, which sent one boater to the hospital.

According to a press release from the Delta County Sheriff’s Department, a 33-foot pleasure vessel operated by Richard Ranguette of Garden was traveling off of Fairport when he struck an 18-foot fishing vessel operated by Gregory Frazier of Rock. Two passengers from Ranguette’s boat boarded Frazier’s vessel and administered first aid until an EMT from TriStar EMS arrived on Scene.

Frazier’s vessel sustained heavy damage and Frazier was transported to Schoolcraft Memorial Hospital by Rampart EMS where he is listed in fair condition. Ranguette’s vessel sustained minor damage and neither Ranguette or his four passengers sustained injuries.