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8 people submerged in water after 5 boats capsized on Lake Michigan in Evanston


EVANSTON, Ill. (CBS) – Eight people sank Thursday night after five boats capsized on Lake Michigan offshore from Evanston.

Several people had to be rescued, after boats capsized near a breakwater in the lake on Dempster Street. Others went ashore on their own.

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Eight people were submerged in the water Thursday night after three boats capsized on Lake Michigan offshore from Evanston.

Evanston Fire Department


The Evanston Fire Department said the boats capsized due to “a sudden change in weather and lake conditions.”

Everyone has been counted and all is well. No one was hospitalized.

Investigators believe they may have joined a rowing club.

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Eight people were submerged in the water Thursday night after three boats capsized on Lake Michigan offshore from Evanston.

Evanston Fire Department


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