CHICAGO — The Chicago Police department will continue to search for two missing boaters in Lake Michigan after the U.S. Coast Guard suspended its search Sunday night.
The search for the boat that capsized sailing from New Buffalo, Mich. to Burnham Harbor late Saturday was called off around 9:15 p.m. Sunday with a 30-year-old man and 27-year-old woman still missing, according to a statement released by the Coast Guard.
Crews searched for a combined total of 43 hours and over 1,600 square miles and never found the boat or any debris from it, the statement said. A spokesman for the Coast Guard said it does not plan to resume the search but local authorities would begin a "recovery search" later Monday.
But the Chicago Police Department said its crews will resume the search later today but a time has not been set to begin that search, said Officer Jose Estrada, a police spokesman.
Emergency crews led by the U.S. Coast Guard began the search Sunday morning after a fisherman pulled a man from the Lake around 6 a.m.
The man was taken to Mercy Hospital in serious condition, police said. The man's condition stabilized and he is still being treated for symptoms of hypothermia, according to
Later, a woman in her 20s was recovered from Lake Michigan and taken to Mercy Hospital, where she was pronounced dead at 10:04 p.m. She was identified as 26-year-old Ashley Haws of the 2300 block of North Geneva Terrace in Lincoln Park, according to the Cook County Medical Examiner's Office.
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