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Teenagers rescued when raft drifted from shore

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The Berrien County Sheriff's Department says two teenagers had to be rescued after their raft drifted from shore.

Police say it happened near Camp Sokol on Marquette Drive in New Buffalo Township.
Two 14-year-old girls that were on a raft that had drifted out into Lake Michigan and could not get back to shore. Police the girls were sunbathing on the raft close to shore and fell asleep.

The raft was caught in the current which took them about 300 yards offshore. The girls were not wearing life jackets and had no paddles to get back in. They did have a cell phone and called parents, who in turn called 911.

A private fishing boat spotted the girls and stayed with them until the Chikaming Township water rescue boat arrived. The girls were taken on board Chikaming Township’s boat and brought back to shore unharmed.
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