At least 11 people have drowned in Lake Michigan in May and June, bringing water safety and education to the forefront of public conversation.
The boat that capsized May 1 with four aboard was found Friday night east of Chicago in the Illinois side of Lake Michigan.
While temperatures will be in the 80s and 70s in the coming weekends, there will be strong south winds and cold water temperatures.
A video taken by the man's wife shows him suddenly plummeting into the ice.
Lake Michigan broke a new record this year for drowning deaths — 53 since the beginning of 2020. Drowning prevention advocates say more can and should be done to combat drownings at the Great Lakes.
A total of 53 tallied drownings in Lake Michigan this year has surpassed the record of 49 set in 2012, the Great Lakes Surf Rescue Project said.
"Why does someone have to die before the water is cleared of swimmers?" asked Great Lakes Surf Rescue Project Executive Director Dave Benjamin.
The bystander said more could have been done to help the group of teens, but Portage's fire chief said crews did all they could in the unsafe water conditions, which made entry "almost impossible."
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