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Life jacket saves life of woman who went missing in Lake Erie

Crews searched for the woman for 15 hours before finding her alive at 10 a.m. Monday morning.
Credit: U.S. Coast Guard

A woman who went missing in Lake Erie just before sunset Sunday night was found alive Monday morning.

The woman was rescued at 10 a.m. Authorities said they searched for her for 15 hours.

The U.S. Coast Guard said the woman was in good spirits as she recovered in the hospital.

Representatives from the Marblehead station of the U.S. Coast Guard said that the woman's life jacket is what ultimately saved her life. 

Boat crews from Coast Guard stations in Marblehead, Toledo and from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources aided in the search, alongside air crews from air stations in Detroit, Traverse City and the Canadian Coast Guard.