A swimmer was pulled from the water at Indiana Dunes State Park, July 27, 2019. | Sun-Times file photo
A lifeguard saw the 35-year-old man struggling in the water about 5:50 p.m. Saturday.
The body of a 35-year-old man was pulled from Lake Michigan Saturday at Indiana Dunes State Park in Chesterton, Indiana.
About 5:50 p.m., a lifeguard at Indiana Dunes saw a man who seemed to be struggling in the water in the designated swim area, the Indiana Department of Natural Resources said.
As a lifeguard approached the man, he slipped under the water and didn’t resurface, IDNR said. Several agencies assisted in the search, including the U.S. Coast Guard and the Portage Fire Department.
A Chesterton Fire Department diver found the man’s body about 8 p.m. in 10 feet of water, IDNR said. He lived in Michigan.
Indiana conservation officers and the Porter County coroner’s office are investigating the cause of death.