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Teen Boater On Fishing Trip Dies In Saginaw Bay

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Coast Guard rescue boat (credit: U.S. Coast Guard, File)

Coast Guard rescue boat (credit: U.S. Coast Guard, File)

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LINWOOD (AP) – Authorities say a teenage boy has died and his father and another family member have been hospitalized in Bay City after their fishing boat was overcome by storms on Saginaw Bay.

U.S. Coast Guard Sector Detroit Lt. Jillian Lamb said the body of the 14-year-old boy was brought to shore early Tuesday morning by the other men. Lamb says they aren’t identifying them until family members are notified.

The trio planned to spend Monday fishing on a 15-foot boat, but Lamb says it “became swamped and sank very quickly” during severe storms that moved through the area in the afternoon and early evening.

Lamb says the boaters were wearing life jackets and had a working flair they shot off, but it went undetected. Coast Guard crews searched through the night.

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