Sailboat grounded off Muskegon shore

6.9.14:  Man falls off sailboat in Lake Michigan


A man was treated for hypothermia after he fell off his sailboat that capsized a half mile off the coast of Lake Michigan near the Muskegon Water filtration Plant.


Coast Guard officials received a report that a 23-foot sailboat washed up on shore near Muskegon and that a man had been thrown from the boat and was in the water.


A wind surfer who was in the area was able to help the man who fell in the water until authorities arrived.  The man was then taken to the hospital for treatment.