VIDEO: Powerful waves sweep 2 people into Lake Superior - WNEM TV 5

VIDEO: Powerful waves sweep 2 people into Lake Superior

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Authorities say two people are missing after apparently being swept into Lake Superior as high waves and winds whipped Michigan's Upper Peninsula.

The U.S. Coast Guard used a helicopter to search for the man and woman for several hours after they were reported missing Tuesday afternoon at Presque Isle Park in Marquette. The search was suspended, however, due to dangerous weather conditions.

Names of those involved weren't immediately released. The Associated Press left a message seeking updated information Wednesday from the Coast Guard. The man and woman were last reported seen at Black Rocks, a popular Lake Superior overlook.

A storm the National Weather Service described as severe caused power outages and closed schools in the Upper Peninsula. A gale warning was in effect Wednesday for parts of Lake Superior.

Video sent to TV5 from Jerry Mills shows the southern shores of Lake Superior in Marquette where high waves and winds were present. Mills said he was filming when two people tempted fate and ventured too close to the powerful waves. 

>>See more videos from Jerry Mills here<<

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