A call came in at 6:30 p.m. ET from authorities on the Canadian side of the border, seeking assistance in locating the two women.
According to a news release, the women had been pushed away from shore by winds and were unable to make their way back.
A helicopter was sent from Detroit and a rescue boat was launched from Port Huron, Michigan.
The women were located by the rescue boat and taken to a Canadian Coast Guard ship.
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