RACINE, Wis. (AP) — Authorities say a Wisconsin man has died after he went overboard while sailing on Lake Michigan.
The Racine County Sheriff’s Office says it got a call around 10:30 p.m. Tuesday about a vessel in distress on the lake.READ MORE: Officers Searching For Suspect In Benton County; Residents Asked To Be Alert
The initial investigation shows 62-year-old Greg Jackson of Middleton was sailing the 44-foot Catalina and had been working on an issue with the sail toward the boat’s bow. A short time later, his friend noticed Jackson was in the water.READ MORE: Richfield Police Seek Help After Thief Steals Car With Owner's Dog Inside
The friend, 63-year-old Thomas Hausenbauer of St. Peter, Minnesota, pulled Jackson into the boat, but was unable to sail the boat to dock in the Racine Harbor.
The U.S. Coast Guard was called to help bring the boat to shore. Jackson was taken to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead.MORE NEWS: Warsame Abdihoosh Charged In Fatal Shooting At Busy East St. Paul Shopping Area
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