Indiana Conservation Officers are investigating two separate water related incidents in Lake Michigan offshore from Indiana Dunes State Park. At 4:45pm Saturday, the first victim, a 10 year old male from Chicago, was found face down in the water approximately 40 yards from shore. He was brought back to shore and CPR was immediately started. He was transported to Porter Regional Hospital where he was later pronounced deceased. In a separate incident approximately one hour later, a 14 year old male from Chicago, was pulled from the water approximately 50 yards from shore near the same area. Two on-duty Porter Police Officers entered the water and pulled him to shore. CPR was initiated by an on-duty Chesterton Police Officer prior to being transported to Porter Regional Hospital where he was later airlifted to Comer Children’s Hospital Chicago in critical condition. That victim has passed away. At the time of both incidents, the Indiana Dunes State Park had water restrictions in place only allowing swimmers into waist deep water.
August 20th, 2018|Local News|