Officials recover body in Lake Michigan after 3 day search

Three days after a woman was reported missing in Lake Michigan, her body was found floating near the Indiana Dunes State Park in Chesterton, Indiana.

A Lake County Sheriff’s Department helicopter discovered Chase Froese’s body floating approximately 250 yards off shore.

The Porter Volunteer Fire Department Dive Rescue Team responded just before noon to recover the body. 

Froese was reported missing Friday evening while swimming with friends in Lake Michigan near Porter Beach. 

Indiana Conservation Officers continued in a search for Froese by water, land, and air from the time she went missing.

The Porter County Coroner’s office took custody of Froese’s body Sunday to conduct an autopsy.

Her cause of death is believed to be accidental drowning.

The investigation is ongoing.

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