Rip Current Drowning at Warren Dunes July 26, 2009


A 57 year old man from Granger, Indiana drowned in Lake Michigan on the shores of Warren Dunes State Park early in the afternoon hours of July 26th. The gentleman's wife reported that one minute he was there and the next minute he was gone. He was found roughly 30 yards offshore by rescue personnel. They attempted to revive him, but it was too late.

Local officals had red flags up warning of the threat of rip currents and the Northern Indiana NWS office advised of a Moderate Risk of rip currents in our daily Surf Zone Forecast as well as our daily Hazardous Weather Outlook.

A continuation of the overall weather pattern is expected to continue through the next week or so, which may result in a rerturn to favorable conditions for rip currents. Those going to the beaches should exercise caution when swimming and heed any alerts or advisories that are put out by local beach officials. For more information on Rip Currents, go to

Fisher 7/27/09



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