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Text Message Helps Coast Guard Find Wind Surfer Stranded On Lake Michigan

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A text message helped the U.S. Coast Guard track down an Illinois wind surfer stranded on Lake Michigan.

It was all caught on camera.

His mast broke about a mile east of Lee Street Beach in Evanston.

Without a sail, he couldn't make it back to shore.

So, he texted a friend.

The friend called police, who called the Coast Guard.

They say it's a good reminder of the importance of lifejackets, and having a reliable way to call for help.