Man Saved From Cass County Lake After Boat Capsizes

A Benton Harbor man is recovering after his boat capsized on a lake in Cass County Wednesday. The sheriff’s department tells us deputies were called out to Dewey Lake around 10:30 a.m. on a report of a man clinging to the side of a capsized boat and yelling for help. A police officer and a neighbor were able to help reach the man. 69-year-old James Britanyak told sheriff’s deputies he’d been fishing when his boat started taking on water. He tried making it back to shore but didn’t have enough time. He was taken to Lee Memorial Hospital in Dowagiac for treatment.