Juvenile recovered from Lake Michigan (LaPorte County)

LAPORTE CO. – Indiana Conservation Officers are investigating after a female juvenile was recovered last night at Washington Park Beach.

At approximately 9:11 p.m., emergency personnel were dispatched to the beach area.

The juvenile and two of her family members were in the water when a wave struck them and pulled the group into deeper water. Nearby good Samaritans were able to help rescue two of the swimmers, but the third never resurfaced.  

The missing juvenile’s body was located by Michigan City Fire Department Divers at 9:52 p.m.   She was transported to Franciscan Hospital in Michigan City where she was pronounced deceased.

This incident is still ongoing, and an exact cause of death is pending autopsy results. 

Assisting agencies were Michigan City Police Department, Michigan City Fire Department, Laporte County EMS, Indiana State Police, LaPorte County Sheriff’s Department, and the United States Coast Guard.