Author Topic: A "feel good" story about a dangerous paddle on Lake Michgian  (Read 2309 times)

MikeC

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The moment after Michael Triem's kayak capsized in Lake Michigan's icy waters, he had to make a life-or-death decision.He asked himself, "Should I swim back to shore?" He was three-quarters of a mile from land. He wasn't wearing a wetsuit. The water temperature was 36 degrees. He was hyperventilating from the cold and shock. While treading water, he searched for his teenage son, who paddled his own kayak about 20 feet away. Triem deserted his sinking kayak and swam toward his son...

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http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/post-tribune/opinion/ct-ptb-icy-water-capsize-st-0419-20150417-column.html
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