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(CHICAGO) — The Coast Guard continues to search for two people who were reportedly spotted in the water in Lake Michigan early Sunday morning.

At about 6 a.m., Coast Guard rescue crews responded to the scene. A boater described by the Coast Guard as a “good Samaritan” retrieved one person from the water. ABC’s Chicago affiliate, WLS, reports that the first victim told crews that there were three other people in the water for approximately 12 hours after their boat caught fire and sunk on Saturday.

Petty Officer Second Class Levi Read of the 9th Coast Guard District said on Sunday that four people were on board the boat. One woman was pronounced dead and the man pulled from the water is in critical condition. The two other occupants of the boat were not located as of Sunday afternoon. A search is ongoing for the remaining two missing people.

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