Coast Guard searching for missing man in Lake Michigan

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MILWAUKEE – The Coast Guard is searching for a man who went missing on Lake Michigan, Tuesday.

Missing is 48-year-old Joseph Kiehm from Milwaukee.

Kiehm was last seen aboard his 26-foot white sailboat, the Wild Irish, at McKinley Marina in the Milwaukee Harbor between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m.

A search-and-rescue controller at Coast Guard Sector Lake Michigan in Milwaukee received a phone call from Kiehm’s wife reporting him missing at noon Wednesday.

A Coast Guard air crew aboard a C-130 Hercules airplane is currently searching. Coast Guard stations along the Lake Michigan coast are conducting checks with local marinas and partner law enforcement agencies.

Kiehm is reported to have a marine radio aboard but has yet to answer any Coast Guard calls.

The Coast Guard is asking anyone with information about Kiehm to call Coast Guard Sector Lake Michigan at 414-747-7190.

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