The Porter Fire Departmentís Dive/Rescue Team searched for a sunken sail
boat off Ogden Dunes for the better part of an hour on Sunday before
learning that it was all a false alarm.
Fire Chief Lewis Craig told the Chesterton Tribune today that at 6:43
p.m. the PFD was called to assist the Portage Fire Department in a search
for a sail boat reported to be sinking. Porter FDís Dive/Rescue team put two
boats in the water and was assigned the stretch of water west of Burns
Ditch, off Ogden Dunes.
Then, an hour later, at 7:48 p.m., searchers were informed that, in fact,
nothing had sunk, the sail boat in question was safely ashore, and so were
sail boaters, Craig said.