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3 rescued from Upper Harbor breakwater get delay of sentence

November 24, 2012
John Pepin - Journal Staff Writer (jpepin@miningjournal.net) , The Mining Journal

MARQUETTE - Three men who were recently rescued from the Marquette Upper Harbor breakwater and charged with being drunk and disorderly were given sentence delays in Marquette County District Court.

Joseph Stieber, 23, of Marquette, John Pires, 24, of Mukwonago, Wis., and Ryan Doyle, 24, of Milwaukee, Wis., received six months probation under the sentence delay. The three were arraigned and sentenced earlier this week.

The three men climbed over the fence at the breakwater and were rescued by the U.S. Coast Guard Oct. 10, after a so-called "Good Samaritan" called the Marquette City Police Department, saying three people "looked to be in trouble."

"Three people were trespassing at the Upper Harbor breakwall. They went past a locked gate," said Petty Officer Charles Osborne of the U.S. Coast Guard Station Marquette. "They walked up to the Upper Harbor light but with the Lake Superior weather, waves started pitching over the breakwall."

The Coast Guard was contacted at about 4 p.m. and brought the men to shore at about 4:45 p.m.

According to Marquette City Police, the three men were also issued tickets for being in violation of a city ordinance concerning conduct on city beaches and water.

John Pepin can be reached at 906-228-2500, ext. 206. His email address is jpepin@miningjournal.net.

 
 

 

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