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Mayday call leads to man on boat in Lake Michigan

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SAUGATUCK, MI (WNEM) -

A man on a boat was rescued after he ran into trouble out on Lake Michigan.

It started with a Mayday call over VHF-FM Channel-16 from a male voice asking if anyone could hear him.

Call-outs didn’t get any results, and then the Coast Guard Station near Saugatuck was told about a woman who said her husband had not returned home from the night before.

Crews pinged the man’s cell phone, and boats and a helicopter went on the search.

Eventually, contact was made with the man’s cell phone, and he confirmed he needed help.

An MH-65 Helicopter crew was able to locate him and took him back to Muskegon where he was reported to be in good condition.

The 21-foot vessel he was on was towed to South Haven.

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