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Missing 60-year-old man found dead in Lake Michigan

Posted at 10:16 PM, May 12, 2022
and last updated 2022-05-13 11:46:06-04

The Racine County Sheriff's Office said it is investigating after a 60-year-old man died while driving his boat from Chicago to Racine.

Officials said they received a 911 call around 4:45 p.m. Thursday regarding a sailboat that had possibly crashed on a sandbar near the Wind Point lighthouse.

According to a series of tweets from USCG Great Lakes, the man was reported missing by his spouse.

Initial reports were that the boat's motor was running but no one was on board. Deputies responded and found the boat about 200 yards from shore. The US Coast Guard assisted in the search using their helicopter.

After a three-hour search, officials located the 60-year-old Chicago man nearly two miles from shore. He was unresponsive and wearing a personal flotation device.

First responders transported the man to shore and began life-saving measures. He was transported to a local hospital where he was unable to be revived.

The Racine County Sheriff's Office said an investigation is ongoing and no foul play is suspected.

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