A Wakarusa, Ind., family was rescued from high-waves on Lake Michigan on
Sunday after being thrown from their personal watercraft in Michigan City,
the Indiana Department of Natural Resources said.
According to DNR, at 1 p.m.—just prior to the scheduled start of the Super
Boat Grand Prix powerboat race near Washington Park—Anthony Hargrove and his
wife and son were thrown from their personal watercraft and Hargrove was
unable to re-start it.
“Hard-pounding eight-foot waves” were pushing the three “toward the craggy
rocks of the lighthouse pier,” DNR said, when conservation officers were
able to maneuver their own personal watercraft to the scene and secure a tow
line to the Hargrove’s craft.
“Hargrove and his family were able to hold on to their personal watercraft,”
which was then towed to a U.S. Coast Guard patrol boat. All three were then
safely pulled from the water.
The Super Boat Grand Prix was subsequently canceled due to “treacherous lake
conditions,” the DNR noted.
Woman rescued after drifting in Lake Michigan
GARFIELD TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Authorities in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula
say they rescued a Lansing-area woman from Lake Michigan after the personal
watercraft she was using drifted from shore.
The Mackinac County sheriff’s department says Mary Dupree of Holt started
having mechanical difficulties Sunday with the watercraft off Garfield
Township and strong winds pushed her from shore.
Dupree and her watercraft were recovered with help from area fishermen, the
sheriff’s department and the state Department of Natural Resources. She
High waves sweep Lake Mich. beaches; 1
ST. JOSEPH, Mich. (AP) — Authorities say an Illinois man has drowned in Lake
Michigan in southwestern Michigan as high waves sweep the state’s western
The 41-year-old victim is from Montgomery, Ill. His name was not immediately
released Sunday by authorities in Berrien County. TV station WOOD says waves
were reported to be at least 6 feet high.
More than 100 miles north, the city of Ludington closed Stearns Park beach
due to high waves and rip currents in Lake Michigan. In Pentwater in Oceana
County, authorities were searching for a missing swimmer in the same lake.
Sheriff Bob Farber says there were conflicting reports about whether the man
was in the water.