Tuesday, August 23, 2005

What are the chances?

The Muskegon Chronicle reported that the ferry Lake Express on Sunday rescued a lone boater "clinging to debris from his capsized boat" in Lake Michigan some 20 miles off the Wisconsin shoreline.

Capt. Rick Hopper spotted something that "didn't look right," and acted on his hunch, changing the course of the ferry to pull the man from the water.

The boater, who wasn't wearing a life preserver when he was rescued, apparently felt recovered enough to want to walk off the boat under his own steam when the ferry landed. He was hospitalized in Milwaukee anyhow.

"He was really lucky that we happened along at this time," Hopper told The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel.

Uh, yeah he was.


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