Kayak trip takes tragic turn on Lake Michigan
Wed, 17 Jul 2013 03:42:00 GMT —
One person is dead after his kayak capsized on Lake Michigan.
Crews were called to the scene at N. Omigisi Beach Road north of Leland around 4 p.m. on Tuesday. One kayaker, 81-year-old Dale M. Hathaway, of Northville, had been able to swim to shore, but his companion, Robert Womac, was still in the water.
After a search, Womac was found in 11 feet of water about 100 yards off shore.
A post-mortem examination will be conducted to determine a cause of death.
Leelanau County Sheriff Mike Borkovich says Hathaway was wearing a life preserver, but Womac was not.
Sheriff Borkovich says this is the second water-related death in the Leelanau County waters of Lake Michigan in the month of July.