1 man dies, 6 rescued after charter boat hits pier, sinks in pre-dawn fog on Lake Michigan

MANISTEE, Mich. (AP) — Police say a 55-year-old man died when a charter boat struck a pier and sank in heavy fog on Lake Michigan in the northwestern Lower Peninsula of Michigan.

The Ludington Daily News reports that the U.S. Coast Guard said the vessel sank near the mouth of the Manistee River Channel. It says no other boat was involved.

A police statement says a passenger on the boat called 911 around 5 a.m. Saturday, and that dense fog may have played a role in the collision.

Police say a 55-year-old man died and 2 other passengers were taken to a hospital. The Ludington Daily News says a nearby boat rescued all six survivors.

The Coast Guard did not immediately respond to a message seeking information.

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MANISTEE, Mich. (AP) — Authorities say a 55-year-old man died when a charter boat struck a pier and sank in heavy fog on Lake Michigan in the northwestern Lower Peninsula of Michigan.

The Ludington Daily News reports that the U.S. Coast Guard said the vessel sank near the mouth of the Manistee River Channel shortly before sunrise Saturday. It says no other boat was involved.

The Grand Rapids Press reports that police said a 55-year-old man died and that two others on board were injured.

The Ludington Daily News says a nearby boat rescued all six survivors. Police say the fog may have played a role in the sinking.