Swimming advisories extended for parts of Lake Michigan

A couple stroll along Silver Beach in St. Joseph, Mich., Wednesday, June 10, 2020, as a storm moves over Lake Michigan.(Don Campbell/The Herald-Palladium via AP) (Don Campbell)

PORTAGE, Ind. – The National Weather Service has extended swimming advisories for parts of Lake Michigan as forecasters predict high waves and strong currents over the next two days.

Beach hazard statements were issued Sunday and now run into Tuesday evening, according to The (Northwest Indiana) Times.

Officials are urging people to stay out of the water.

Lake, Porter and LaPorte counties in Indiana are under advisories. So are Cook and Lake counties in Illinois and Michigan’s Berrien County.

A 16-year-old boy went missing Sunday after he was pulled under the water in Portage, Indiana. His body was found Monday, according to Indiana's Department of Natural Resources.

He was part of a group of five teenagers from Illinois who were swimming in the lake and got pulled under the water by the current, The Times reported.

Two of the remaining four teens got out of the water on their owns. Two others were rescued.

A man also was rescued Sunday from the lake at Porter Beach.

Two men were rescued Sunday evening from the lake at Holland State Park in western Michigan’s Park Township. The men were swimming when they were caught in a rip current and swept into deeper water.

The Great Lakes Surf Rescue Project on Sunday reported Lake Michigan had seen 32 drownings, and one of unknown condition, since Jan. 1, according to the newspaper.