MARQUETTE TOWNSHIP (AP) — Authorities say they rescued dozens of people from a small island off of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula after weather kicked up waves in Lake Superior.
The Marquette County sheriff’s office says deputies responded Tuesday night to a call that several hikers were stranded on Little Presque Isle. WLUC-TV reports they spotted a large number of people on the south side of the island and brought in a boat to get them off.READ MORE: Detroit Institute Of Arts' "Inside Out" Program Expands To 4 Oakland County Parks
In all, 37 people were taken back to the nearby mainland. WNMU-FM reports they apparently had walked across a sand bar to get to the island, but waves prevented them from returning.READ MORE: Multiple Beaches, Including In Oakland County, Closed Due To Bacteria Levels
Sheriff Greg Zyburt says the group was mostly adults and teens, but there were some children and a dog. No injuries were reported.MORE NEWS: Detroit Police Officer, Suspect Killed In Shooting On City's West Side
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