Four Rescued from Capsized Boat on Lake Michigan

Father, 2 children and another man were saved by a helicopter

By Jaime Elich
|  Friday, Jul 8, 2011  |  Updated 8:39 AM CDT
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Four Rescued from Capsized Boat on Lake Michigan

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Emergency crews rescued two men and two children from Lake Michigan Thursday night after their speed boat hit a breakwall and capsized .

A man, his 10 and 12-year-old daughters and another man were all wearing life vests when they were thrown into the water 2-miles off shore near Chicago Avenue.

One of them placed a distress call around 10:15 p.m. and the Chicago Police Marine Unit responded, according to a police department statement.

They pulled the four to safety with the help of a Chicago Fire Department helicopter.

The men were treated on the scene and the girls were taken to Children's Memorial Hospital with minor injuries.

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