2 people rescued from capsized boat near Muskegon

The people aboard the boat were not wearing life jackets when the boat capsized, but were rescued by passing boaters.

MUSKEGON, MICH. - Two people are okay after being rescued from Lake Michigan.

According to the U.S. Coast Guard, 911 dispatchers received a call around 8 p.m. on Tuesday, August 15 about a capsized boat. It happened about four miles southwest of the Muskegon pier head.

Around 8:20, good Samaritans rescued the boaters and a few minutes later, the Coast Guard arrived and escorted the group back to Muskegon Harbor.

The people whose boat capsized were not hurt and they refused medical attention.

The Coast Guard reminds boaters to wear life jackets. We're told in this particular case, the people on the capsized boat were not wearing life jackets.

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Matt Gard is the Senior Producer of the 13 Morning News. If you have a story idea, you can contact him on Twitter, @mgard_wzzm13 or by e-mail, MattGard@wzzm13.com.

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