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Search for Missing Swimmer

(New Buffalo, MI.)- Authorities were searching Lake Michigan Thursday evening for a possible drowning victim at New Buffalo. Emergency responders were called to the municipal beach about 7:30 p.m.  New Buffalo Police Chief Rich Killips said there was a report of a missing swimmer.


No further details were released but a rescue boat on the very choppy lake was spending a great deal of time near the break wall.  A U.S. Coast Guard helicopter aiding in the search was making passes over the shoreline on both sides of the break wall.  City Manager Dave Richards said red flags advising people not to go into the lake were posted at the beach.


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