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2 women rescued from choppy waters on Lake Michigan

The two were in distress after their two-person kayak capsized near South Haven's South Beach Thursday.
Credit: South Haven Area Emergency Services

SOUTH HAVEN, Mich. — Two women were rescued from Lake Michigan Thursday after their two-person kayak capsized. 

The women were from out-of-state and ages 18 and 19. They were not wearing life jackets and in a yellow flag area at the South beach. The beach had waves building up to three or four feet tall the South Haven Area Emergency Services said. 

Credit: South Haven Area Emergency Services

One of the two women suffered abrasions, but did not require medical attention. 

Authorities said a homeowner saw the two in distress about 200 yards off-shore and called 911. The women were found about half-a-mile south where waves were pushing them against rocks. 

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