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Weather puts a damper on a lot of Labor Day plans

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UNDATED (WKZO) --  The weekend weather put a hitch in the plans of many Labor Day travelers trying to squeeze in one last trip to the beach before the end of summer.

There were swimming advisories issued both Saturday and Monday along Lake Michigan's eastern shore with high waves and the threat of riptides.  

The National Weather Service has confirmed that two F-1 Tornadoes touched down in the northern Lower Peninsula on Labor Day.

They did some property damage, knocked down a lot of limbs but no one was injured.

The weather is being blamed for ending a Grand Haven Township man's dream of crossing Lake Michigan in a kayak.

Matthew Frymire left Milwaukee on Saturday, but triggered his personal locator beacon about 30-miles short of his destination.

He had extreme sea sickness and was worried about approaching storms. He says after 38-hours of rowing his arms had lost strength and he was battling ten foot waves.

The Coast Guard followed the signal and rescued him.

He says the next time he tries to cross the big lake, if he ever does, it will be with a chase boat.  

 

 

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