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Body Recovered from Lake Michigan at National Lakeshore

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Date: June 23, 2012
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.


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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.

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Poet Carl Sandburg and Artist Frank Dudley were inspired by the dunes. Today, through the park's Artist-in-Residence program, artists come to the dunes to create and share their work.