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Search for Lake Michigan swimmers suspended

AP Wire • Jul 21, 2015 at 11:03 AM

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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