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Floating cooler saves man after boat tips in Lake Huron

September 7, 2010

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— The U.S. Coast Guard says a floating cooler help save a man whose boat capsized in Lake Huron in northern Michigan.

The Coast Guard says the 46-year-old man didn’t have a life jacket when his boat overturned Monday morning off Presque Isle County’s Presque Isle Township, about 200 miles north of Detroit.

The agency says the man survived in the 60-degree water by clinging to a cooler. Another man on the boat swam to shore and called for help.

A Coast Guard boat found the man about 2 p.m. He was suffering from hypothermia and was taken to a hospital for observation.

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