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Coast Guard rescues 2 men from capsized boat on Lake Huron

Associated Press

Port Sanilac – The Coast Guard has rescued two men from the hull of a capsized boat on Lake Huron.

Two adult men were fishing in an 18 foot boat around 10:00 a.m. Thursday morning when their boat was overwhelmed by a wave and capsized.

Crews found the men about 2 a.m. Friday about 14 miles offshore from Port Sanilac, northeast of Detroit. Both were wearing lifejackets and one was waving a flashlight.

One man showed signs of hypothermia and was taken by Coast Guard helicopter to a hospital.

The Coast Guard says the 18-foot recreational vessel was hit by a wave and capsized about 10 a.m. Thursday. Rescue crews were sent out after a daughter of one of the men called 911 at about 11:20 p.m. Thursday to report her father and his friend were overdue from a fishing trip.

The two men were rescued after 14 hours in the water.

"his case had a great ending, and can be accredited to both people wearing life jackets, filing a float plan, and having a flash light as an additional life saving device," the Coast Guard said in a post on Facebook.

All together, they were in the water for 14 hours.