Great Lakes surf rescue project encourages water safety
Posted: Aug 19, 2012 11:17 PM EDT | Updated: Nov 6, 2014 7:53 AM EDT
NEW BUFFALO, Ind.-- Family and friends came together Sunday, to honor a teen who drowned in Lake Michigan but to also encourage water safety.
In New Buffalo they held the "Great Lakes Surf Rescue Project" to remember Cory Mcfry, a Portage teen.
The 15-year-old was with his friends on July 8th at the Indiana Dunes when police say he either stepped off a sandbar or was swept away by rip currents.
So far there have been 75 reported drowning in the Great Lakes this year 35 in Lake Michigan.
The class today was free and covered how to recognize danger of the surf environment, rip currents, signs of drowning and rescue procedures.