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Husband and Wife Pulled From Lake Michigan

(Michigan City, IN) - There was another beach rescue at Washington Park in Michigan City Sunday. One swimmer is recovering, another is fighting for her life.


At about 6:45 Sunday evening, emergency personnel responded to two struggling swimmers in deep water.


21-year-old Jose Lopez of Chicago was pulled from the water and transported to Franciscan Health Hospital in stable condition. About ten minutes later, Michigan City Fire Department divers located his wife, 19-year-old Blanca Calva, and pulled her from the water. She was transported to Franciscan in critical condition.


According to the Michigan City Police Department, a rumor of a third victim prompted an extended search. After about an hour, rescuers determined that no one else was lost in the water.


Assisting in the rescue were the Michigan City Police Department, LaPorte County EMS, and the United States Coast Guard.


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