2 Michigan sisters survive after automobile is pushed into ice chilly lake, father dies in accident

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Two sisters escaped from a automobile that went right into a lake in western Michigan after which shivered for hours in soggy coats and naked toes earlier than lastly discovering assist, authorities stated.

Their 52-year-old father, who was driving the automobile, was useless when divers situated the car Sunday in Lake Macatawa, the Ottawa County Sheriff’s Workplace stated.

The women, ages 8 and 10, escaped by way of the rear of the automobile, acquired to shore and have been alone in a single day for hours earlier than discovering somebody close by at a house in Park Township. Many properties across the lake are vacant within the winter.

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The air temperature was within the low 30s.

“I simply noticed a little bit face,” Kevin MacLeod stated, telling MLive/The Grand Rapids Press how he responded to a knock at his door. “I simply figured they have been in hassle.”

Two ladies from Michigan survived after their father drove right into a freezing chilly lake. 

The women had stayed on somebody’s porch and waited for daylight, sheriff’s Lt. Eric Westveer stated.

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“They stated they simply huddled collectively by way of the night time and saved one another heat till they have been capable of finding a residence that had individuals in it,” Westveer stated.

The women have been taken to a hospital for remark. The crash stays below investigation.

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“They’re most likely not going be good for some time,” MacLeod stated. “They misplaced their dad final night time. That’s powerful at any age.”

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