(7-21-19) Yesterday at 5:31PM, the Berrien County Marine Unit, New Buffalo City Marine Patrol, US Coast Guard responded to Lake Michigan for a capsized Boat. According to the owner/ captain of the 17 foot vessel four to six people were thrown into the water after the vessel took a large wave head on causing the vessel to capsize.

The New Buffalo Marine Patrol arrived on scene first and rescued people out of the water onto their vessel along with private vessels in the area who assisted with the rescue. No one was injured.

Whaler

(not the actual vessel, but it is the same as the one in the story)

The 17 foot Boston Whaler (Montauk) vessel was beached on shore for the night and was removed this morning when the seas subsided.

The New Buffalo Twp. Fire Department and Medic 1 Ambulance assisted from shore.

 

 

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