Sun. 3:46pm: Boat capsizes, man spends 14 hours in Lake Erie
MONROE TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) – The U.S. Coast Guard says a 63-year-old Michigan man spent about 14 hours clinging to his overturned fishing boat in western Lake Erie before a passing boater spotted him.
The Coast Guard says he left Saturday from Bolles Harbor in Monroe County’s Monroe Township on a 16-foot boat. U.S. and Canadian Coast Guard crews started searching after he was reported missing.
Authorities say a passing boater reported his location about 6:40 a.m. today, and a U.S. Coast Guard boat took him to Meinkes Marina in Anchor Point, Ohio, for care. There’s no immediate word on his condition.
The man says a squall capsized the boat about 5 p.m. Saturday. He was wearing a life jacket.
He’s from Brownstown Township in Wayne County, south of Detroit. His name wasn’t released.