HOUGHTON COUNTY, MI-- A downstate man has drowned in Lake Superior near a Houghton County park. Sheriff’s deputies were called Wednesday around 12:50 p.m. to McLain State Park. They say a stranded swimmer, identified as Andrew Kneeshaw, 49, of Grand Blanc, was yelling for help off shore. A nearby surfer helped Kneeshaw to land and started CPR. Law enforcement and medical personnel also performed CPR at the scene. Kneeshaw was taken to Aspirus Keweenaw Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
MARQUETTE, MI-- A paddle boarder had to be rescued from Lake Superior near Picnic Rocks in Marquette Wednesday. The City Fire Department was called out around 6 p.m. in response to a distress call. Two lifeguards on a jet ski were deployed and stayed with the person until the Coast Guard arrived and brought the paddle boarder to shore. The Marquette Fire Department is reminding kayakers and paddle boarders to know their skill level and limitations before going out onto Lake Superior.