Coast Guard rescues man after boat capsizes in Manistee Lake

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CLEVELAND — The Coast Guard rescued a man who was aboard a 14-foot sailing vessel that capsized in Manistee Lake Tuesday afternoon.

At 2 p.m., a search-and-rescue controller at Coast Guard Sector Lake Michigan, in Milwaukee, was contacted by Manistee, Mich., emergency dispatch, who was forwarding a request for assistance for a man in Manistee Lake who reported his sailing vessel capsized.

A rescue boat crew from Coast Guard Station Manistee aboard a 25-foot Response Boat-Small launched.

The boat crew rescued the man and transported him to the Arthur Street Boat Ramp in Manistee. At the boat ramp, emergency medical services personnel examined the man and released him in good condition.

The man contacted a commercial salvor to salvage the capsized vessel.

Now that it is October, and the the traditional boating season has come to a close, the Coast Guard encourages those who continue to recreate on the Great Lakes, to follow these boating safety tips. The Coast Guard also reminds boaters to take proper precautions as the air and water temperatures start to decrease throughout the Great Lakes. Although the winter is still several months away, the Coast Guard also recommends that those who recreate on the Great Lakes consider preparing for the cold water and ice season by following these cold water and ice tips.

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