Body Recovered from Lake Michigan at National Lakeshore
Contact: Bruce Rowe, 219-395-1609
INDIANA DUNES NATIONAL LAKESHORE: At approximately 3:00 p.m. today, boaters on Lake Michigan reported finding a human body floating in the lake along the eastern portion of Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore.
National park rangers and personnel from the Indiana Department of Natural Resources, Beverly Shores fire and police departments, U.S. Coast Guard, Porter County EMS, and the Porter County Coroner's Office responded. Beverly Shores fire personnel retrieved the body from the water approximately one-quarter mile offshore. Upon arrival, the deputy coroner took custody of the body.
The body has not yet been identified. No further details are available.
Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore is part of the National Park Service. More than 20,000 National Park Service employees care for America's 397 national parks and work with communities across the nation to help preserve local history and create close-to-home recreational opportunities. Learn more at www.nps.gov.
Did You Know?
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.