Man Rescued near Beaver Island after Kayak begins to sink

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CHARLEVOIX, MI – On Wednesday, August 8th, 2018, at approximately 2:30 PM, the Charlevoix County Sheriff’s Office responded to a water rescue between Beaver Island and Garden Island in Lake Michigan.Charlevoix County Sheriffs Office

Eddie Wicklund, a 52-year-old Plainwell resident’s kayak began taking on water and eventually overturned. Wicklund was in the water for approximately 20 minutes prior to the arrival of the Sheriff’s Office and was wearing a life jacket.

Wicklund was treated and released from the Beaver Island Rural Health Center.

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