Man struggling to swim in Lake Michigan makes it out OK
Post-Tribune staff report July 9, 2012 5:42PM
Updated: July 9, 2012 9:41PM
A man who was struggling in the waters of Lake Michigan near Beverly Shores was able to get safely to shore on Monday afternoon.
Indiana Department of Natural Resources conservation officer Gene Davis said the man called out for help and splashed around, but he was able to get back to shore without help. Davis, who said the incident occurred around noon, said the man didn’t require any medical treatment.
Rip currents were particularly strong in Lake Michigan on Sunday, but there still was a risk of them on Monday.
The National Weather Service advises swimmers who are caught in a rip current not to panic. They should begin to calmly swim parallel to the shore, and once they are away from the force of the current begin to swim back to the beach. Swimmers should not attempt to swim directly against a rip current because they can become exhausted quickly.