Coast Guard suspends search for fisherman in Lake Michigan

Coast Guard searching for missing fisherman in Lake Michigan.

KEWAUNEE, Wisc., (WPBN/WGTU) – The U.S. Coast Guard has suspended the search for a fisherman on Lake Michigan near Kewaunee, Wisconsin.

Mark Wautelet, 38, is about six feet tall, 270 pounds with brown hair.

The Coast Guard Sector Lake Michigan received a call from the Kewaunee Dispatch around 11:15 p.m. Wednesday of a boat with one person on board that had not returned.

According to investigators, Wautelet’s cellphone was last used at 5:30 p.m.Air Station Traverse City launched their MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter and arrived on scene at 1:50 a.m.The rescue team found the vessel beached on shore with no one onboard.The Kewaunee Sheriff’s Department arrived on scene and confirmed that no one was onboard and that the vessel was rigged for fishing and the engines were still in the clutched ahead position.

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