Marshfield man drowns while sailing on Lake Superior
By Hub City Times staff
MARSHFIELD — The Bayfield County Sheriff’s Office reported that 68-year-old Stanley Szczytko died Aug. 30, after the U.S. Coast Guard responded to a call for assistance for a man who fell overboard from a sailboat.
According to the Bayfield County Sheriff’s Office, Szczytko was attempting to untangle a line connected to a sail on the 42-foot boat and was pulled overboard as the line was freed. He was not wearing a life jacket and was found about 20 minutes later submerged in the water between Houghton Point and Long Island.
Szczytko was transported to the Washburn Marina, where first responders were standing by. Paramedics then continued resuscitation efforts without success.
The call for assistance was made by a woman who was also on the sailboat.