2 People Survive 7 Hours In Lake Michigan, Rescued By Coast Guard

2 People Survive 7 Hours In Lake Michigan, Rescued By Coast Guard


PINK, ORANGE, BROWN, PURPLE ALL AFFECTED. THEY STOPPED FOR A WHILE AND ARE MOVING AGAIN. THE CTA DOES EXPECT SOME DELAYS. NOW TO THIS HEART STOPPING RESCUE MILES FROM THE LAKE, MILES FROM THE SHORELINE. THIS COUPLE BEING PULLED UP IN BASKETS SWAM FOR SEVEN HOURS, THINKING OF ONLY ONE THING, THEIR THREE YOUNG CHILDREN. CBS 2’S MEGAN HICKEY IS LIVE IN WAUKEGAN WITH THE INCREDIBLE STORY. Reporter: WE JUST SHOWED KATHLEEN AND MICHAEL’S VIDEO FROM THE U.S. COAST GUARD. THEY ARE OVERWHELMED AND SO GREAT WILL TO ALL THE PEOPLE WHO CAME TO THEIR RESCUE. WE DIDN’T KNOW HOW BAD IT WAS UNTIL WE GOT ONTO LANDS AND EVERYONE WAS TELLING US THE HORROR STORIES OF THE LAKE AND HOW PEOPLE DON’T REALLY SURVIVE WHAT WE ENCOUNTERED. Reporter: THIS WAS THE MOMENT THAT KATHLEEN AND MICHAEL ROUTE WERE PLAYING FOR. THEY WERE RESCUED AFTER BEING IN OF HOURS. THEY WERE OUT ON THEIR GOT A HIGH WATERCRAFT FOR THEY HAD A CRASH OF WAVES AND WERE THROWN INTO THE WATER. THE WAVES CARRIED THE YAMAHA FAR AWAY FROM THEM, AND THEY BEGAN SWIMMING IN THEIR LIFE JACKETS TOWARD SURE. EVENTUALLY THE OMAHA WAS RECOVERED AND TOWED BACK TO THE MARINA. THAT IS WHEN A BOAT CAPTAIN SAW THEIR WALLETS AND CELL PHONE’S THAT HAVE BEEN STASHED INSIDE IT. THEY CALLED THE COAST GUARD, AND SOON A HELICOPTER AIRCREW FROM TRAVERSE CITY CAME TO THE RESCUE. THE COUPLE TELLS ME ALL THEY COULD THINK OF WERE THEIR THREE KIDS WAITING BACK HOME. MY WIFE, SHE WAS CRYING TEARS OF JOY. SHE WAS RELIEVED. SHE KNEW IT WAS OVER. SHE WAS ABLE TO GO HOME AND RELAX. A SURREAL MOMENT. Reporter: WE ALSO SPOKE WITH THE CAPTAIN WHO MADE THE CALL TO THE COAST GUARD. KATHLEEN AND MICHAEL CREDIT HIM FOR HELPING SAVE THEIR LIFE. I AM STRUCK INITIALLY BY THE TIMING OF IT. I FEEL DIVINE INTERVENTION WAS INVOLVED. Reporter: COUPLE WANTED TO THINK THE COAST GUARD, NAVY, AND ANYONE THAT HELP. THEY ARE SUNBURNED AND SORE BUT

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