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Coast Guard rescues 3 boaters from Lake Michigan

Tribune Staff • Jul 21, 2015 at 10:57 AM

Two of the boaters, ages 28 and 30, are from Allegan; the third, age 50, is from Otsego. Their names were not released.

“This rescue illustrates how important it is for boaters to have VHF-FM marine radios,” said Petty Officer 2nd Class Branden Shevchook of the USCG Sector Lake Michigan Command Center. “Using their radio, they were able to notify us quickly that they were in distress and pass critical information — including their location — moments before their boat capsized.”

A commercial salvage company has removed the vessel from the water.

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