LAKE CITY – On Thursday, October 10, 2019 at 1:05 p.m. Missaukee County Central Dispatch put
out an emergency request for assistance for a water rescue on Lake Missaukee, which is in Lake City,
The call was made by a 70-year-old Houghton Lake woman who stated that her husband, a 71-year-old
male, had fallen overboard from their fishing boat. The woman reported that her husband was in the
water and was not able to get back into the boat.
Trooper Kevin Flick commandeered a boat from Sandra and Ted Steinacker, mother and son, as they
were preparing to winterize it. Trooper Flick, along with the boat owners, rushed to the couple in the
water. The couple were in the middle of Lake Missaukee, just out from the County Park.
Trooper Flick and the good Samaritans were able to get the 71-year-old male into Steinacker’s boat and
transfer his wife into their boat. They took them to shore while towing the fishing boat back with them.
The water rescue victim was treated on shore by Lake City EMS and was reportedly in good condition.
The 71-year-old male was in the water for approximately 20 minutes before being saved by Trooper Flick,
Sandra Steinacker, and her son Ted Steinacker.
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