Boat capsizes in New Buffalo

NEW BUFFALO — Several people were rescued in Lake Michigan over the weekend near New Buffalo after a boat capsized.

The Berrien County Marine Unit, New Buffalo City Marine Patrol and U.S. Coast Guard responded to Lake Michigan at 5:31 p.m. on Saturday for a capsized boat where four to six people had been thrown into the water.

According to the owner of the 17-foot vessel, the boat took a large wave head on before turning over.

The New Buffalo Marine Patrol arrived on scene first and rescued people out of the water onto their vessel along with private boats in the area assisting with the rescue.

The New Buffalo Twp. Fire Department and Medic 1 Ambulance assisted from shore.

No one was injured from the incident.

The 17-foot Boston Whaler vessel was beached on shore for the night and was removed Sunday morning.