SHEBOYGAN, Wis. (AP) -- A 28-year-old kayaker is recovering after his watercraft overturned in Lake Michigan, leaving him in 58-degree waters for about 30 minutes. The Sheboygan man was rescued Friday evening by the U.S. Coast Guard. He was wearing a life jacket and wetsuit, but the Coast Guard says he was showing signs of hypothermia when he was found. Waves were 8 to 10 feet high when the Coast Guard launched its rescue boat. Authorities found the man straddling his partially submerged kayak. A paramedic team treated him at the scene. A Sheboygan Press report says the man's name hasn't been released. The Coast Guard reminds Great Lakes mariners to be mindful of an ongoing heavy-weather system. Authorities recommend that all boaters carry a personal locator beacon to help rescuers find them.
With snow, sleet, freezing rain and even flood warnings hitting Wisconsin, Monday was a messy day on the road for drivers.
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