NEW BUFFALO — A group of boaters were rescued from rough waters in Lake Michigan near New Buffalo after a boat capsized on Saturday, July 20.
The Berrien County Marine Unit, New Buffalo City Marine Patrol and U.S. Coast Guard responded to Lake Michigan at 5:31 p.m. July 20 for a capsized boat where four people had been thrown into the water.
According to the owner of the 17-foot Boston Whaler, the boat took a large wave head on before turning over.
The New Buffalo Marine Patrol arrived on scene first and rescued people from the water. Private boats in the area assisted with the rescue.
The New Buffalo Township Fire Department and Medic 1 Ambulance assisted from shore.
No one was injured in the incident. The Boston Whaler vessel was beached on shore for the night before being removed Sunday morning.
Also on July 20, the Chikaming Township Fire Department also rescued a woman on a boogie board who got swept about a quarter of a mile offshore in wavy Lake Michigan waters at Warren Dunes State Park.