WAUKEGAN, Ill. (Sun-Times Media Wire) - The United States Coast Guard airlifted two people from Lake Michigan Tuesday after the pair spent several hours floating in the waters off north suburban Waukegan.
About 4 p.m., a sailor contacted the Coast Guard's Sector Lake Michigan, saying they had found a personal watercraft floating about 3 miles offshore earlier that afternoon, the Coast Guard said. The unmanned watercraft was found with two cell phones, a set of keys and a wallet with IDs.
After hours of searching, the Coast Guard's helicopter crews found a man and woman floating in the water, both wearing lifejackets and waving their arms, officials said. The crew deployed a rescue swimmer, then hoisted the survivors into the helicopter.
The man and woman were treated for mild hypothermia, officials said.