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At least 3 people dead at Michigan lakes over weekend

Lake Michigan
Lake Michigan

At least three people have died in Michigan lakes just this weekend. 

Police say a 27-year-old Lansing man was found floating face-down Saturday night in Lake Michigan at Holland State Park. Yellow flags were flying at the time, a warning to swimmers that the water could be risky.

Deputies say at the time of the incident, waves were 1-2 feet high and water temperatures were 60 degrees.

Deputies were called to the park at 6:34 p.m. after a man was found floating face-down in the water, about 10 feet from the shore. 

Across the state in Wayne County, a 61-year-old man drowned in Belleville Lake.

According to police, a call came in around 7:20 p.m. Saturday when a 61-year-old man went under the water near Horizon Park and did not resurface.

A 23-year-old woman disappeared while swimming at Clear Lake in St. Joseph County, 40 miles south of Kalamazoo.

Crews searched in 15-20 feet of water for hours before calling off the search Saturday night. Deputies say the search resumed at 8:30 a.m. Sunday.

 


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