One person dead after canoe overturns in Lake Michigan
Tue, 02 Jul 2013 18:04:30 GMT —
The Coast Guard at Air Station Traverse City says a teenage boy pulled from the cold waters of Lake Michigan Monday night has died.
The Glen Lake Fire Department tells 7&4 News that a canoe with a father and son aboard overturned off Sleeping Bear Point around 8:30 pm.
Glen Lake and the Coast Guard from Frankfort put rescue boats in the water while a coast guard helicopter from Air Station Traverse City searched from the air.
After searching for nearly two and a half hours the father and son were found clinging to the overturned canoe around 11 pm.
Glen Lake Fire rescue crews tell us the victims were extremely hypothermic and unconscious when they found them.
The son was lifeflighted by the Coast Guard to Munson Hospital where he later died, the father was taken to shore and then transferred to Munson Hospital by ambulance and was last listed in critical condition.
We are told the the pair was making the 9 mile trip back from North Manitou Island to the DH Day Campground at Sleeping Bear Dunes where they were staying when the accident happened.
The Coast Guard says the water temperature was 55 degrees and that both victims were wearing life jackets but not wet suits.