Man rescued after six hours on watercraft

The U.S. Coast Guard rescued a Gary man early Saturday after mechanical problems on his personal watercraft left him adrift 5 miles offshore from the Portage Lakefront and Riverwalk for almost six hours. A lengthy, multi-agency search was coordinated by Indiana Conservation Officers. Jerimiah Merrett, 24, left the Portage Marina around 5 p.m. Friday on a personal watercraft to go […]

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