1 Dead, 1 Injured, 4 Missing After Accident Sends Boaters Into Waters Of Lake Michigan

NEW BUFFALO (WWJ) – A woman on a boat that capsized miles from Chicago’s shoreline died after being pulled from Lake Michigan.

The U.S. Coast Guard says crews are conducting an air and water search for as many as four other people.

A fisherman pulled a man who had been on the boat from the lake around 6:15 a.m. Sunday. He was taken to a hospital in critical condition.

Rescuers pulled the woman from the 60-degree water a few hours later.

It’s not clear whether there were four or six people board the 30-foot boat that capsized about five miles from shore. The Coast Guard says the rescued boater is in a “hypothermic state” and has given conflicting information.

The names of the boaters involved in this case are not being released by the Coast Guard

The incident causing the six boaters to enter the water reportedly occurred late Saturday night during a voyage from New Buffalo, Michigan, to Burnham Harbor, Indiana.


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