Officials: Boy Swims for Help after Boat Overturns

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

CRYSTAL LAKE TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) -- Officials say a 14-year-old boy swam more than a half mile to get help for two adults and a baby stranded on an overturned boat in a lake in Michigan's northwestern Lower Peninsula.

The Benzie County sheriff's department says rescuers were called to Crystal Lake following the report Sunday night about the overturned boat.

Before authorities arrived, a man and the 14-year-old used another boat to rescue a 30-year-old man, a 23-year-old woman and a 9-month-old child from the water. All those rescued were wearing life jackets, including the infant, and they weren't injured.

The sheriff's department says wind and wave conditions were factors in the craft overturning as well as the boat's relatively small size.


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