Ah the region, home to sand, steel mills ... and surfers?
Whihala Beach lifeguard Jack Pufahl removes a large piece of metal debris from the water at the pier at Whihala Beach in Whiting. The lifeguards were making sure conditions are safe for themselves and other rescue personnel in case they need to save a drowning person at the pier.
Whihala Beach lifeguards Ian Davidson-Dugan, on the jet ski, Brandon Egebrecht, left, Connor Davidson, center, and Jack Pufahl, right, check for hidden rocks or debris as part of their weekly in-service training at the pier at Whihala Beach in Whiting. The lifeguards were making sure conditi…
Whihala Beach lifeguards, from left, Jack Pufah, Connor Davidson, Brandon Egebrecht, and Ian Davidson-Dugan determine a clear path on the rock to save a drowning person as part of their weekly in-service training at the pier in Whiting.
A memorial at the pier at at Whihala Beach in Whiting.
Whihala Beach lifeguards check for hidden rocks or debris as part of their weekly in-service training at the pier at Whihala Beach in Whiting.
Here in the region, we need to do a much better job of water safety instruction. The recent spate of drownings — an annual occurrence, sadly — drives this home.
HAMMOND | The body of a 50-year-old Blue Island city councilman who went missing in Lake Michigan near Whihala Beach while boating with friends Thursday was recovered late Thursday night.
The body of a 50-year-old Blue Island city councilman who went missing in Lake Michigan near Whihala Beach while boating with friends Thursday afternoon was recovered late Thursday night.
WHITING | Police, rescue crews and a dive team were searching Thursday night for a 50-year-old man missing in Lake Michigan, about 200 yards off shore at Whihala Beach.
The clouds were puffy white in a blue sky, the water was a clear blue color, and the sand was, well, it was sand.
Imagine succumbing to the sizzling heat and wading into cool sparkling waters, diving in like a mermaid, the waves rolling your body back and forth under a clear blue sky, your joy and laughter echoing into the air.
WHITING | Years of preparation to establish Whiting as Lake County's premier lakefront destination community are paying off as many long-range plans are coming to fruition this year.
WHITING | Jack Villarreal spent Saturday morning at Whiting's Whihala Beach not to play in the sand and surf, but to make a statement about the environment.
Evidently, and all of a sudden, it's summer.
HAMMOND | When rescue workers look at a lake and know there is someone under the surface, seconds count.
Taking advantage of Northwest Indiana's recreational opportunities may be just what the doctor ordered.
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