Melissa Walsh

Melissa Walsh

Driver rescued from lake

Grosse Pointe News | January 3rd, 2019 | News section


Driver rescued from lake By Melissa Walsh

Grosse Pointe Woods and Shores — A domestic disturbance at approximately 5 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 27, ended with Shores public safety officers rescuing a man from Lake St. Clair.

When a Woods resident called 911 at 5:34 a.m. to report her 24-year-old son “acting out of sorts” before abruptly leaving the home around 5 a.m. in her car, officers responded to investigate.

They soon learned her son was being treated in an emergency room following his rescue from Lake St. Clair by Shores officers Tony Spina and Ron Coste.

According to Shores Public Safety Director John Schulte, the man was driving the car eastbound on Lochmoor Boulevard and, failing to come to a stop at Lakeshore, plunged the car in the lake.

According to a Woods public safety report, at 5:03 a.m. the car’s OnStar system notified Farms public safety of a crash near Lakeshore Road and Lakeshore Lane. At 5:05 a.m., OnStar reported the vehicle was submerged in water.

The responding Shores officers observed the car near the break wall. Spina entered the water to pull the driver from the vehicle to safety. The driver was transported to Ascension St. John Hospital.

With assistance from the Wayne County Sheriff’s Marine Unit, the car was pulled from the lake Friday, Dec. 28.