Man saved from water in Lake Michigan near Racine County
On Sunday, July 2, at about 11:24 AM Racine County Sheriff Water Patrol was advised over marine band radio of a person in the water in Lake Michigan near the Root River yelling for help.
While the Water Patrol responded Calls came in saying that the person in the water was not wearing a life jacket. The person climbed onto a near by jet ski, then fell back into the water and was refusing help from other boaters. A concerned citizen threw a life jacket to the person in the water and he was able to put it on.
When Water Patrol arrived they found the person and got him out of the water within minutes. The person was breathing but not responding to questions.
The person, identified as a 24-year-old man from Racine County, was taken to shore where authorities took him to Wheaton Franciscan All Saints Hospital due to his unresponsiveness and possible hypothermia.
The man has a history of mental illness.