MUNISING TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WJBK) - The U.S. Coast Guard says it successfully rescued three men after their kayaks capsized in Lake Superior.
The men left Sand Point in Pictured Rocks around 10:30 a.m. earlier this week, and encountered high winds and four to six foot waves a couple hours into their trip to Miners Castle. All three kayaks turned over and everyone was spilled into the water.
After floating in the water for more than four hours, the first kayaker made it to land at Sand Point where he was able to contact park rangers.
He told park rangers that one of his friends was on the rocks along the cliff face, and the other friend was last seen in the water, clinging to his kayak and floating away from shore.
Authorities made their way to the scene and located the second kayaker on the steep cliff. They rescued him and delivered him to a nearby hospital.
Then, authorities circled back and found the third kayaker who was in the water for nearly 7 hours. He was eventually able to swim to shore and call for help. He was also transported to the hospital for treatment for mild hypothermia.
Authorities at Pictured Rocks say all three of the men rescued on Tuesday were wearing wetsuits and life jackets, which saved their lives.
You can see video from the Coast Guard of one of the men's rescue in the video player above.
The names of the kayakers have not been given.