Tourists Wade Ashore
The 60 foot tour boat Picture Rocks with 61 passengers became disabled while sailing near Empire, Michigan. A wave struck the tour boat smashing a window and shorting out the electronics. The vessel contacted the Coast Guard who dispatched a helicopter to the scene. With their assistance, the vessel was beached and passengers waded ashore. Two passengers had to be airlifted to safety after sustaining a shoulder injury. No reports of pollution. At the time of the incident, there were waves 2 to 4 feet in height.