- Associated Press - Thursday, October 16, 2014

BIG BAY, Mich. (AP) - Authorities say a Huron Mountain Club employee has died after a 16-foot boat capsized in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.

The Marquette County sheriff’s department says it responded to Huron Mountain Club property in Big Bay on Wednesday afternoon following a report of a capsized boat in Mountain Lake in Marquette County.

The department says three employees from Big Bay were winterizing campsites on the lake when a wave came over the bow, causing the boat to capsize. Two of the three were able to get to shore, but 48-year-old Paul Maki couldn’t get out of the water and was pronounced dead at a hospital.

The survivors are two 29-year-olds, Charles Demay and Suzette Stephenson.

Sheriff’s officials say personal floatation devices were in the boat but not worn by the employees.


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