Body of juvenile recovered from Lake Michigan

From Indiana Conservation

Indiana Conservation Officers are investigating after the body of a juvenile was recovered from Lake Michigan near Jeorse Park in East Chicago Sunday.

At approximately 4:20 p.m., emergency personnel were dispatched to the park’s breakwall area for a juvenile male missing in the water. 

Witnesses report that a group of juveniles were jumping off the breakwall after being advised not to by East Chicago Marina staff. A 14-year-old male jumped off the wall and began to struggle in the water before disappearing below the surface.

The boy was then recovered and transported to St. Catherine Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Assisting agencies include the East Chicago Police Department, East Chicago Fire Department, Lake County Marine Unit, Lake County Aviation Unit, and the Lake County Coroner’s Office.

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