CHASSELL, Mich. — Authorities in the Upper Peninsula are searching for three boaters, including a 9-year-old boy, who didn’t return after fishing in Lake Superior.
Family members called police when the trio didn’t return for a fish fry Saturday night. Their boat trailer and truck were still at a marina in Houghton County.
The boy and his father are from Ishpeming. They were with a 61-year-old man from Atlantic Mine. They were headed to Lake Superior in a 16-foot boat after launching from Chassell.
There was still no sign of the boat Sunday afternoon. State police Sgt. Jamie Patterson says the lake may have been a bit choppy Saturday but the weather was “pretty decent.”
The search involves state police, the U.S. and Canadian coast guards and local police.