Swimmer reported missing in Michigan City

MICHIGAN CITY, Ind. -- The U.S. Coast Guard in Michigan City, Indiana, has confirmed to ABC 57 News that there is a search ongoing for a missing person in Lake Michigan.

The search is happening off of Washington Park Beach. 

Waves at beaches in both La Porte County and Berrien County have been as high as four to six feet throughout the day, leading to dangerous swimming conditions.

The National Weather Service issued a Beach Hazards Statement warning of dangerous waters and rip currents for Saturday. Included in the alert was a statement saying:

"Life threatening waves and currents are expected at the beaches. People visiting the beaches should stay out of the water."

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