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About 1,500 Americans learned the effects of high winds the hard way during an annual event in Michigan.
Hundreds of people got on their favorite floats with their favorite drinks on Sunday to float down the St. Clair River. The rafters planned to float from Port Huron, Michigan, to Marysville, Michigan, for the annual Port Huron Float Down.
Instead, they ended up across the river in Sarnia, Ontario, Canada.
"They were pushed over pretty quickly, and because they had no control over these dinghies and the wind was basically directing them and the current, they ended up over here," Sarnia Police Constable John Sottosanti told CTV Network.
The Canadian Coast Guard, local law enforcement officials and the Canadian Red Cross sprung into action, rescuing stranded floaters and getting medical attention for those who needed it.
We want to express our gratitude to the Canadian Authorities for their assistance and understanding with the floaters...Posted by Port Huron Float Down on Sunday, August 21, 2016