6.30.14: Coast Guard choppers rescue hiker and kayakers
The U.S. Coast Guard rescued 2 kayakers from Lake Michigan near South Manitou Island Sunday evening. The kayakers were too fatigued to complete their journey. One person was hanging on to a capsized kayak and had symptoms of hypothermia.
A Coast Guard chopper was called in to help rescue a dehydrated woman who had been hiking in the dunes near Muskegon Saturday afternoon. She had been hiking at Hoffmaster State Park when she began developing heat-related symptoms. It was too difficult to get rescue crews to her in a timely manner and a helicopter was called in to take the woman to a nearby hospital.