06/15/2014 10:18 EDT | Updated 08/15/2014 05:59 EDT

U.S. Coast Guard Rescues 2 Women Stranded On Lake Huron

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The U.S. Coast Guard has rescued two women stranded on a raft on Lake Huron, near Sarnia, Ont., on Sunday evening.

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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