Boaters watch cliff collapse along Lake Superior in Michigan

generic pictured rocks national lakeshore_1529456551356.png.jpg

Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. (Michael Buck/WOOD TV8, file)

MUNISING, Mich. (AP) — A cliff wall broke away at a national park along Lake Superior in northern Michigan, stunning some boaters who captured it on video.

Sandstone and dirt crashed into the lake Saturday at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. The park’s cliffs are 50 feet to 200 feet above Lake Superior.

Jahn Martin shared video with TV station WLUC. Martin says he could hear the cliff wall “popping and cracking” before the collapse into the lake.

No injuries were reported.

There was a similar incident in 2019, when kayakers on a tour narrowly escaped injury when a large section of cliff fell into Lake Superior.

Copyright 2021 Nexstar Media Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Top Stories On

Know something newsworthy? Report It!