MICHIGAN CITY – Indiana Conservation Officers are investigating after a husband and wife were pulled from the water at Washington Park Beach yesterday.
At approximately 6:45 p.m., emergency personnel was dispatched regarding two swimmers in deep water in the beach area of Lake Michigan who began to struggle against the current and went below the surface.
Responders rescued Jose Lopez, 21, of Chicago, who was transported to Franciscan Health Hospital in stable condition. Approximately 10 minutes after Lopez was pulled from the water, Michigan City Fire Department divers located his wife, Blanca Calva, 19, also of Chicago, and pulled her from the water. She was transported to the same hospital, in critical condition.
Other assisting agencies were Michigan City Police Department, LaPorte County EMS, and the United States Coast Guard.