Windsurfer Rescued From Lake Michigan by Coast Guard

The Coast Guard rescued a windsurfer in Lake Michigan after his mast broke.
1:00 | 10/18/16

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An evening of high waves and high drama on Lake Michigan. East Coast Guard video shows the winds are for being rescued the men plucked from the choppy waters looking at least. Bonnie Hughes really hard to see at first weren't dark colored wetsuit. Com and are covered flotation devices really hard with the waits to see and it. Happened around 5 o'clock a couple miles off shore near Ed instead. The wind surfer battling three to fly foot wave. I think it was his cell just broke and then he couldn't get it back up so he's just stuck drifting with. The waves out there and when. Officials say the wind surfer had a cell phone and speed on the line with the Evanston fire department which relate information about the man's position to the Coast Guard. Yeah cold and seasick the man was brought to Willman harbor and was in no mood to talk but the Coast Guard says there's a lesson here. Having a cell phone really helped out waterproof cell phone any type of mode of communication to help call it in his junior far enough offshore were people can't really see you. It's great to have that extra former communication.

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