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Boating Accident Kills Three

By Margaret Lyons in News on Oct 25, 2007 5:14PM

2007_10_25.policeboat.jpgThree men died last night after the sailboat they were on in Lake Michigan capsized in Indiana waters near 95th and Lakeshore. A fourth man survived, but all were in the water for close to 45 minutes, and spokesman for the fire department says the rescue was exceptionally difficult. Authorities still aren't sure what the four men were doing out on the lake, given that the National Weather Service had issued a small craft advisory. Apparently, one of the men fell overboard, and when the rest tried to rescue him, the boat tipped over and crashed into a breakwater.

In happier water-rescue news, Batavia's Tom Wangler saved two people yesterday after their canoe capsized. Wangler "earned his Eagle Scout status by teaching water safety to grade-school students."

And finally, a 28-year-old woman drove her car into a pond in Round Lake. Police were able to pull her from the car before it submerged.

Image via NBC 5