CHASSELL, Mich. (AP) — Authorities are searching Lake Superior for three boaters, including a 9-year-old boy and his father who didn’t return from a fishing trip.
Family members called police when the boaters didn’t return for a fish fry Saturday night. The trio had departed from Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.
U.S. Coast Guard Ensign Michael Jenkins says the search continued Monday morning by boat and helicopter. He says a small craft advisory was in effect on the lake, with one-foot waves reported.
State police Sgt. Jamie Patterson says the lake may have been a bit choppy Saturday but the weather was “pretty decent.”
The boy and his father are from Ishpeming. They were with a 61-year-old man from Atlantic Mine.
The search involves state police, the U.S. and Canadian coast guards and local police.