Two stranded on Lake Michigan on floating air mattress

Posted: 10:49 PM, Aug 08, 2017
Updated: 2017-08-09 16:48:44Z

OZAUKEE COUNTY -- The Ozaukee County Sheriff’s Office responded to a distress call that two adults had drifted out onto Lake Michigan on an air mattress on Tuesday.

According to a news release from the sheriff, the two had drifted out farther from South Beach in Port Washington than they wanted to, and they were not wearing life jackets.

Police were able to get the two back to shore safely.

Officers reminded residents to take precaution on Lake Michigan, adding, “an air mattress is never an appropriate choice for use on Lake Michigan as a recreational craft.”