Update: 4:09 p.m. April 23
Two Keweenaw Bay Indian Community commercial fishermen are safe, after an on-the-water emergency last night. It’s another example of how dangerous conditions can be on Lake Superior, even for those with experience.
The two went out onto Lake Superior Monday night in the Lac La Belle area and didn’t return.
The U.S. Coast Guard and Tribal Police launched a Search and Rescue Operation this morning.
A KBIC official says the pair had to ditch their boat about three miles from the launch site…and had to climb up from the water along cliffs.
They found shelter in a cabin … and were located just before noon, safe and sound.
12:09 p.m., April 23
Officials with the Keweenaw Bay Indian Community say the two missing KBIC fishermen have been located.
10:26 a.m., April 23
A Search and Rescue Operation is underway for two KBIC Commercial Fishermen.
James Denomic and Floyd Forcia, Jr. went out onto Lake Superior Monday night in the Lac La Belle area and have not returned.
They may have experienced mechanical problems and made it to shore. Police are asking people in that area to be on the lookout for the men. If you have camps or cabins in the area, please check them to see if the men have sought shelter.
The U.S. Coast Guard and Tribal Police are coordinating the Search and Rescue Operations.
Anyone having information is asked to contact Local Law enforcement or dial 911.