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Two children pulled from Lake Michigan

CHESTERTON, Ind. – Two children have been pulled from two separate incidents in Lake Michigan on Saturday.

Indiana Conservation Officers are investigating to water related accidents offshore from Indiana Dunes State Park.

The first child, and 10 year-old male from Chicago, was found face down in the water about 40 yards offshore at 4:45 p.m.

When he was brought to store he was given CPR and then transported to Porter Regional Hospital.

He was pronounced dead at the hospital.

About an hour later another body was reported approximately 50 yards from the previous incident.

A 14 year-old male was pulled from the water and given CPR.

The teenager was then transported to Porter Regional Hospital and then airlifted to Comer Children’s Hospital Chicago in critical condition.  

According to Indiana Conservation Officers, the 14-year-old male victim passed away Sunday morning at Comer Children's Hospital in Chicago.  

The victims’ names are currently being withheld until further information is available.

The two victims were assisted by Porter EMS, Porter Fire, Porter Police, Chesterton Police, Chesterton Fire, Burns Harbor Police, and Indiana Dunes State Park Staff.

Both incidents are under investigation and no further information is available.


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