Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Windsurfer survives the deadly combination of Wind and Surf in Lake Michigan

Stock photo of Farwell Pier courtesy of Applejack

                            This happened November 11th, A windsurfer had fallen into Lake Michigan off of the coast of Rogers Park "but got to shore safely on his own and was not injured"The incident came to the attention of Chicago Police Marine Unit and Fire Department and Coast Guard. It was called in when the man had been spotted about a quarter of a mile out from shore.By the time the responding officers made it to the scene the man was packing up his car preparing to leave. Its nice to see people who know what they are doing enjoying Lake Michigan even when they aren't supposed to."At that time, winds were measured at about 60 miles per hour, and the waves were four to six feet high, the officer said."(Which is the point with wind surfing right?)


Anonymous said...

Maybe it hasn't been covered anywhere because nothing happened and it's not news?

Philip McGregor Rogers said...

Yes, true anon, once again. But always good to cover a news story where nothing happens and it is noted that some people know how to handle themselves under rough circumstances.

Chip Bagg said...

The news is that our heroic saintly "first responders" wasted their time and our money and came to the scene for no reason other than a stupid nanny-state observer could not distinguish between a drowning man and a man at play. Good observation Mr. Rogers.

Philip McGregor Rogers said...

Thanks Chip Bagg, plenty of stories about people drowning in Lake Michigan when they shouldn't even be near it because they can't swim.

This story is about people not believing that someone can handle the Lake when things are a bit dicey and do some Windsurfing.

Wow, Windsurfing in Lake Michigan in November!