Pair Rescued from Overturned Boat on Lake Michigan

Small craft overturned off the shore of Jackson Park, at 65th Street

Friday, May 17, 2013  |  Updated 10:08 PM CDT
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It took rescue officials about 15 minutes to reach the college students in the still-frigid water.

It took rescue officials about 15 minutes to reach the college students in the still-frigid water.

Two people were rescued from a sailboat that overturned in Lake Michigan during the 3 p.m. hour.

The small craft overturned off the shore of Jackson Park, at 65th Street. Officials rescued two college students -- one male and one female -- who were clinging to the boat and towed the craft back to Yacht Harbor.

The pair were wearing life vests, officials said.

There were no life-threatening injuries and the rescued boaters refused transportation to a hospital.

Lake Michigan's water temperature was 56 degrees at the shore and 52 degrees at the intake crib.

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