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EVANSTON, Ill. —  Two people were were rescued Tuesday, following multiple reports of several overturned sailboats in Lake Michigan with swimmers struggling in the water. 

Evanston fire department and the US Coast Guard were among others responding to multiple reports of overturned boats and swimmers struggling in the water.

Lily Brandt was one of the rescued swimmers found.

“We had to sit there for a while. The wind was actually like 35 [mph], I think,” Brandt said. “And eventually, we got picked up by the Coast Gaurd. Everyone is fine. Everyone is accounted for. The boats, not so much, but everyone is good. It was a little scary.”

A total of eight overturned boats were found in the water and along the beachfront.

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No injuries were reported.