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Two people missing in Lake Superior

Oct 25, 2017 06:56AM ● Published by Editor

Coast Guard Air Station Traverse City is looking for two people missing in Lake Superior.

By Kristen Lowe - UpNorth Live - October 24, 2017

MARQUETTE, Mich. — 

The search for a man and woman who went missing on Lake Superior Tuesday afternoon has been suspended, pending future developments. 

Waves reaching 25 feet and winds of 40 miles per hour were too dangerous to send boats to search. 

A helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Traverse City searched for three hours. 

Authorities say waves swept the pair into Lake Superior at Black Rocks in Presque Isle around 1:30 p.m. 

At least one person saw them in the water. They told authorities that the woman appeared to be unconscious. 

The victims' identities are not being released at this time. The man is being described as bald with facial hair. He was wearing jeans and a camouflage jacket and jeans.

The woman was wearing a blue or purple jacket and jeans. 

The Coast Guard is warning people to stay away from rocks and cliffs during hazardous weather conditions.

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