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Body Found on Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore Beach

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Date: August 24, 2009

On routine patrol in Dunes National Lakeshore a National Park Service Ranger was flagged down by two early morning hikers who reported they found a human body. The Ranger found the person on the beach in the Kemil area wearing a life jacket.  The Porter County Corner pronounced the person dead on the scene. The National Park Service is working with Indiana Department of Natural Resources on this investigation.

Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore is one of 391 units of the National Park System ranging form Yellowstone to the Statue of Liberty. Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore includes 15 miles of the southern shoreline of Lake Michigan and 15,000 acres of beach, woods, marshes, and prairie inn the northwest corner of Indiana. More than 2 million visitors come to this national park each year.

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Close-up of flames burning a prairie

Without fire, there could be no prairie at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore. Non-prairie plant species would crowd out native prairie grasses. These rare grasslands are maintained through periodic controlled burns.