Boy reunited with Coast Guard team who rescued him

A boy saved from Lake Michigan earlier this month was reunited with his rescuers Tuesday in an emotional meeting.

The boy, along with other members of his family, were plucked from the water near Peninsula State Park a few weeks ago when a kayaking trip got out of control during a vacation in Wisconsin.

9-year-old Tommy Alter his cousin and aunt were swept 10 miles from the shore and were lost for 17 hours near Green Bay, Wisconsin.

The kayak rental company called for help when they didn’t come back.

A crew from the Coast Guard was able to find them and rescue them.

In Wheeling, the Highland Park boy and his mom and dad met the searchers.

Tommy and his family did have life jackets on and stayed with their kayaks, Coast Guard says that likely kept them alive.

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