Nearly 40 people rescued from Little Presque
MARQUETTE TOWNSHIP, MI-- A large group of people had to be rescued from Little Presque Isle Tuesday.
The Marquette County Sheriff’s Office received a report around 7:10 p.m. that several people were stranded
on the southern side of the island. They had apparently walked across a sand bar to Little Presque, but during the time they were on the island the wind kicked up and produced 3- to 5-foot waves.
The Sheriff’s Office Special Operations Division responded. The unit rescued 37 people--including two children and a dog--and transported them safely to shore.
Assisting at the scene were the Marquette Township Fire Department, Chocolay Township Fire Department, U.S. Coast Guard, and Marquette County Rescue 131.