(Long Beach, IN) - A man was safely pulled out of Lake Michigan yesterday afternoon. According to the U.S Coast Guard, the man was floating on his back about 300 yards from the shoreline at Long Beach. Despite wearing a t-shirt, pants, and shoes, petty officer Robert Besel said the man in his late 20’s or early 30’s did not appear in distress.
Besel says it appears the man may have been in the early stages of hypothermia with the water temperature about 56 degrees. He was turned over to paramedics. At the time, Besel said the lake was pretty calm but it was raining. Besel says he wasn’t sure why the man was in the water or how he ended up so far from shore.