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Three rescued after boat sinks in Lake Michigan

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MILWAUKEE — Three people are pulled to safety after their boat sinks in Lake Michigan near the 2400 block of N. Lincoln Memorial Avenue early Saturday morning.

Officials with the Milwaukee Fire Department say they were called to the lake around 5:40 a.m. on July 9th for a boat sinking into the water.

When crews arrived on scene the boat was fully submerged and three people were still in the water.

Dive crews were sent out on the lake and were able to pull all three people to safety.

Officials are still looking into what caused the boat to sink.

Monitor FOX6 News and FOX6Now.com for updates on this developing story.

3 comments

  • Jason

    Wow glad they’re safe but how does this happen?!? Was it that wavy/dangerous conditions out there today? Or did they just have so much fish the boat couldn’t handle the weight and sunk?? Will be interesting to hear. Hopefully wasn’t captain’s negligence, remember to screw those plugs in boys 🙂

    • Captain Jay

      3-4 footers with an occasonial rogue wave, depending on boat size you know what they say some have more b**** then brains.

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