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Water accidents in northern Michigan claim 2 lives

Jun 24th, 2013 - State News

— Authorities say a 16-year-old Detroit-area boy is among at least two people who died over the weekend in separate suspected drownings in Michigan's northern Lower Peninsula.

The boy from Wyandotte was pulled from the waters of East Grand Traverse Bay on Sunday evening near a motel in Grand Traverse County's East Bay Township. The boy was found about 60 yards from shore, and the sheriff's department says he was pronounced dead at the scene.

A little while earlier, the sheriff's department says a man was pulled unresponsive from Fife Lake in Fife Lake Township. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Names weren't immediately released.

— Officials say a 14-year-old boy swam more than a half mile to get help for two adults and a baby stranded on an overturned boat in a lake in Michigan's northwestern Lower Peninsula.

The Benzie County sheriff's department says rescuers were called to Crystal Lake following the report Sunday night about the overturned boat.

Before authorities arrived, a man and the 14-year-old used another boat to rescue a 30-year-old man, a 23-year-old woman and a 9-month-old child from the water. All those rescued were wearing life jackets, including the infant, and they weren't injured.

The sheriff's department says wind and wave conditions were factors in the craft overturning as well as the boat's relatively small size.

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