Two personal watercraft operators were rescued by DNR conservation officers
from the cold waters of Calumet Harbor on Monday.
According to a statement released today, the two men—wearing life
jackets—were found bobbing in Lake Michigan about a mile outside Calumet
Harbor after strong southerly winds set their personal watercraft adrift.
“They were thankful they were wearing their life jackets and realized how
important the jackets were in keeping them afloat,” DNR said.
DNR noted that, at this time of the year, Lake Michigan waters are still
cold—around 60 degrees—and that “fatigue can quickly set in when combined
with the extremely high air temperatures.”
“Indiana conservation officers want to remind you that wearing your life
jacket can save your life, just as it did for these two men over this past
Memorial Day weekend,” DNR said.