Minneapolis family rescued after Lake Superior waves overtake canoe along northern Michigan shoreline

Their canoe was overtaken by waves on Tuesday night.
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Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, Michigan

A view of waves crashing into Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore off the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. 

A Minneapolis family of four was rescued Tuesday night after being stranded off the northern Michigan shoreline of Lake Superior. 

According to the Detroit Free Press, via the Alger County Sheriff's Office, two adults and two children were canoeing off Michigan's Upper Peninsula around 9 p.m. when they were overtaken by wind and waves, forcing them to swim approximately 150 yards to a beach. 

People on a tour boat spotted the stranded Minneapolis family and called for help. 

Rescue boats reached them and they were transported to a local hospital for evaluation. 

It's unclear if they suffered any injuries and their identities haven't been released. 

The incident happened near Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, which runs along the south shore of Lake Superior. 

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