Lake Michigan wave sweeps away three men in Sheboygan

One person recovered, two missing
Posted at 5:51 PM, Jul 17, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-18 17:47:00-04

Emergency crews are searching for two men who were swept away by a wave in Lake Michigan in Sheboygan.

It happened shortly before 4 p.m. Sunday at the South Pier.

Authorities say the men fishermen were on the dock when they were swept into the water. One was recovered by a U.S. Coast Guard boat and was transported to a local hospital. He is expected to be okay.

Crews were searching for the other two individuals using a rescue boat, a helicopter and local marine units.

The Sheboygan County Dive Team was unable to continue it's dive operation because of the treacherous water conditions.  They suspended operations for the evening and will consider resuming operations on Monday.

Boat and helicopter searches continued into the evening. 

According to the Coast Guard, there were 10 reports Sunday afternoon of people in distress in the water across Lake Michigan.

People are advised to stay away from pier heads and break walls due to high winds and waves.

Authorities closed down the South Pier due to the rough conditions. 

A church service will be held for the missing pair Monday evening at 6 p.m. at the following location:

Corpus Christi Church
811 W. Juniper Street
Sturgeon Bay, WI 54325

An earlier version of this story stated that the missing men were fishermen.