Man rescued after kayak overturns near North Point in Lake Michigan


SHEBOYGAN COUNTY, Wis. (CBS 58) -- A 36-year-old man was rescued after his kayak overturned near North Point in Lake Michigan.

The Sheboygan County Dispatch center took a report of an overturned kayak and a person in the water at 1875 Broughton Drive around 9:32 a.m. on Sunday. 

The person was reported to be about 75 yards offshore.

According to the fire department, waves were approximately 3-feet high and a steady south wind made it impossible for the person to return to shore on their own. The water temperature was also reported to be in the upper 40's, making hypothermia a concern.

The US Coast Guard, City of Sheboygan Police Department, and the City of Sheboygan Fire Department responded.

Upon arrival, crews observed the overturned kayak with one person in the water needing assistance. That person was wearing a personal flotation device (PFD), which contributed to their survival.

Crews were able to safely pull the victim to shore.

The victim, identified as a 36-year-old man, was treated on scene and released.

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