Boat capsizes, man spends 14 hours in Lake Erie

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

MONROE TOWNSHIP, Mich. The U.S. Coast Guard says a 63-year-old Michigan man spent about 14 hours clinging to his overturned fishing boat in western Lake Erie before a passing boater spotted him.

The Coast Guard says he left Saturday from Bolles Harbor in Monroe County's Monroe Township on a 16-foot boat. U.S. and Canadian Coast Guard crews started searching after he was reported missing.

Authorities say a passing boater reported his location about 6:40 a.m. Sunday, and a U.S. Coast Guard boat took him to Meinkes Marina in Anchor Point, Ohio, for care. There's no immediate word on his condition.

The man says a squall capsized the boat about 5 p.m. Saturday. He was wearing a life jacket.

He's from Brownstown Township in Wayne County, south of Detroit. His name wasn't released.

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