Search for Lake Michigan swimmers suspended

Rescue crews have suspended their search for two people missing in Lake Michigan near Saugatuck Dunes State Park. WZZM-TV reported a 46-year-old man and his 22-year-old nephew were in the water Tuesday afternoon. They had been swimming in about 50 yards from shore when they started struggling in a rip current. Searchers were using a helicopter and human chains to search in a grid pattern. Allegan County deputies said the conditions were dangerous, with waves of 6-8 feet and a strong undertow. Deputies said the men are presumed drowned.
AP Wire
Aug 10, 2011

Rescue crews have suspended their search for two people missing in Lake Michigan near Saugatuck Dunes State Park.

WZZM-TV reported a 46-year-old man and his 22-year-old nephew were in the water Tuesday afternoon. They had been swimming in about 50 yards from shore when they started struggling in a rip current.

Searchers were using a helicopter and human chains to search in a grid pattern. Allegan County deputies said the conditions were dangerous, with waves of 6-8 feet and a strong undertow.

Deputies said the men are presumed drowned.
 

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