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Kayaker rescued from Lake Michigan after boat begins sinking 1 mile from shore

July 17, 2013 7:24:43 PM PDT
A kayaker struggling to reach the shore of Lake Michigan is safe Wednesday night after being rescued by Chicago police.

"In all the incidents we've been a part of, he's the first one that has ever had a radio to actually call himself for help," said Officer Christopher Pinzine, Chicago Police Marine Unit.

Police say the man's kayak was taking on water more than a mile from shore.

A police boat brought the man and his kayak back to Burnham Harbor.

He's okay, but it's not clear why the kayak began to take on water.


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