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Body of swimmer recovered in Lake Michigan after slipping under water

NOW: Body of swimmer recovered in Lake Michigan after slipping under water

CHESTERTON, Ind. – It is being reported that a 35-year-old Michigan man was recovered from Lake Michigan on Saturday after he was seen struggling in the water near the outer edge of the designated swim area.

Around 5:50 p.m. a lifeguard with the Indiana Dunes State Park attempted to recover the man from the water after the lifeguard saw him struggling.

As the lifeguard made their way to the man, he slipped under water and did not resurface.

An Indiana Conservation Officer patrolling the park immediately responded along with multiple other agencies.

Officials with the Chesterton Fire Department say that they located a man’s body submerged 10 feet in the water at 8:00 p.m.

Line-searches were immediately started with rescue divers entering the water a short time later.

Searches were conducted by boats and by a helicopter.

The cause of death is not known.

The name of the man is being withheld pending family notification.

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