Man dies when boat capsized on Lake Superior

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Published: Aug. 26, 2022 at 2:47 PM CDT
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SAXON HARBOR, WI -- An Iowa man died when dangerous water conditions caused a boat to capsize on Lake Superior Thursday morning.

The victim has been identified as Michael Menke, 64.

According to the Iron County Sheriff’s Office, a man called 911 around 8:55 a.m. Thursday, saying he and Menke had been out boating when their boat capsized.

Eventually, after navigating difficult terrain and water conditions, authorities reached the two men near Marble Point, which is west of Saxon Harbor.

Menke had died. Rescuers brought the survivor to shore, where he declined medical attention.

The rescue process lasted until 4:10 p.m.