Lake Michigan Coast Guard crews have busy weekend of boater rescues, assists

Lake Michigan Coast Guard crews have busy weekend of boater rescues, assists
CLEVELAND — Coast Guard crews across Lake Michigan had a busy weekend and responded to more than 10 cases of mariners in distress, rescuing four and assisting 13. Unfortunately, two lives were lost on Lake Michigan this weekend. Coast Guard 9th District crews throughout the Great Lakes region responded to 135 cases, rescuing six people and assisting 148 others. The following synopses are the rescue...

Coast Guard rescues man after sailboat capsizes in Lake Michigan

CLEVELAND — A U.S. Coast Guard boatcrew from Station Muskegon, Mich., rescued a man after his sailboat capsized in Lake Michigan about three miles from White Lake Channel Saturday afternoon. A 911 dispatcher notified Coast Guardsmen at Station Muskegon after the man’s wife called to report she saw his 19-foot sailboat capsize in 4-to-6-foot waves and never saw it re-right. Station Muskegon immediately...