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37 hikers rescued from Lake Superior island amid choppy waters

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Posted at 12:37 PM, Jul 25, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-25 12:37:31-04

37 people were rescued from a small island in Lake Superior after weather kicked up waves in Lake Superior.

The Marquette County sheriff's office says deputies responded Tuesday night to a call that several hikers were stranded on Little Presque Isle. WLUC-TV reports they spotted a large number of people on the south side of the island and brought in a boat to get them off.

All 37 people were taken back to the nearby mainland. WNMU-FM reports they apparently had walked across a sand bar to get to the island, but waves prevented them from returning.

Sheriff Greg Zyburt says the group was mostly adults and teens, but there were some children and a dog. No injuries were reported.