Man drowns in choppy Lake Huron

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PORT AUSTIN, Mich. (AP) — The Coast Guard says a man drowned in the choppy waters of Lake Huron after he was unable to reach a breakwater at Port Austin harbor at the tip of the Thumb.

Petty Officer 3rd Class Christopher Yaws says a man spotted on some rocks told the Coast Guard a companion disappeared in the water about 6:10 p.m. Saturday.

Yaws says a helicopter and surface boat searched for the man, and a Huron County dive team pulled his body from the water. The man’s name wasn’t immediately released.

In Traverse City, authorities are seeking a boater who disappeared Saturday afternoon in Boardman Lake. The Traverse City Record-Eagle says four people were engaged in towing an inner tube behind a boat but says it’s unclear what the missing person was doing.

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