Three men rescued from Lake Michigan after boat capsizes

Posted at 1:33 PM, Jun 07, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-07 13:33:37-04

WILMETTE, Ill. – Three men were rescued from Lake Michigan waters after their boat capsized.

The U.S. Coast Guard says they pulled the three men from their boat Sunday afternoon about 11 miles offshore from Lake Forest, Illinois.  When the Coast Guard was called, a 25-foot response boat was conducting training in the area.

“Despite the distance from shore and severity of the incident, the fact that all three men demonstrated good boating safety habits by wearing their life jackets and staying with boat really made a difference and greatly increased their chances of survival,” said Cmdr. Carolyn Moberley, Sector Lake Michigan’s search and rescue coordinator in a press release.

The rescue took just a few minutes. Body cam video shows the rescue.

The men were brought to shore and declined medical treatment. The owner of the boat is arranging to salvage the vessel.