New Haven teen rescued from water near Michigan City lighthouse has died

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MICHIGAN CITY, Ind.—A 16-year-old New Haven girl that was recovered from Lake Michigan on Monday afternoon was later pronounced dead at a local hospital, according to the Indiana Department of Natural Resources.

Around 2 p.m. on Monday, first responders were sent to the area near the Michigan City lighthouse after a teen was reported missing in the water while she was swimming with family, the DNR said.

The girl was recovered by members of the Michigan City Fire Department about 50 minutes later, law enforcement officials said.

The U.S. Coast Guard on Monday said the teen was found unresponsive.

She was taken to the hospital where she was pronounced dead. Officials have not released her identity.

The DNR said that a National Weather Service beach hazard statement reporting high-risk swim conditions was in effect for the area at the time of the incident, which DNR Conservation Officers are investigating.

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