Woman rescues husband, sailing pals

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Three men tossed into Lake Michigan by storm-driven waves were rescued by the wife of one of them who became worried and went searching for them, officials say.

Peter Kovats, 62, and two of his friends - all experienced sailors and members of the Chicago Corinthian Yacht Club - were celebrating Kovats' birthday and had left Montrose Harbor in a 19-foot sailboat named Peter Pan on Wednesday evening.

But they couldn't make it back to the harbor before a fast-moving storm passed through around 8 p.m., said Mel Levy, the club's commodore.

Kovats' wife Mary - the club's rear commodore - and two other club members took one of the club's 22-foot power boats to search for her husband's boat.

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