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Suspected New Buffalo Drowning Victim Identified

(New Buffalo, MI) - The possible drowning victim at New Buffalo last evening has been identified.

Police say he was a 24-year-old man from Missouri. He was a contractor working in the area.

Police say the man whose name was not released was last seen near the break wall.  New Buffalo Police Chief Rich Killips says waves were six feet high at the time and the riptides were exceptionally strong. 


Two New Buffalo Police officers suffered minor injuries while trying to locate the victim. They were hurt as waves pounded their way over the break wall.

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