Dangerous Waves Claim 2 Lives On Chicago's LakefrontA man died after being pulled from the water near Oak Street Beach; making him the second victim to die in rough waters in the past 24-hours.
‘Life-Threatening’ Waves, Rip Currents Lead To Swim Warning And BansIt’s not the greatest beach weather anyway, with lakefront temperatures hovering around 70 and strong north winds, but those hitting the sand the next couple of days are being warned to stay out of the water.
Coast Guard Searching For Suburban Woman Who Went Missing In Lake Michigan A search continues this morning for the body of a 20-year-old Carol Stream woman who struggled while swimming in Lake Michigan Friday night off Porter Beach near Chesterton, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.
Choppy Conditions Make Lake Michigan Off-Limits At Some BeachesAs if the unusually cool weather weren’t reason enough to avoid Lake Michigan on Tuesday, swimming was banned at several lakefront beaches, due to dangerous rip currents. Swimmers were being warned of high bacteria levels at a handful of other beaches.
Return Of Swimming Season Prompts Warning About Rip CurrentsThis past weekend marked the unofficial start of summer and the outdoor swimming season, and it was also marked by drownings and water rescues. Benjamin said part of the problem is that too many people think they're better swimmers than they are.
Rough Conditions On Lake Michigan Prompt Warnings For SwimmersSwimmers were being advised of dangerous conditions on Lake Michigan on Tuesday, due to high waves and strong currents.
Choppy Conditions On Lake Prompt Beach Hazard AlertAnyone considering a visit to the beach on Wednesday might want to avoid going for a swim; and not just because the lake is so cold and the weather is unusually brisk for July. Choppy conditions could make swimming dangerous.
NWS Issues Hazard Alert For Chicago-Area BeachesIf you're planning a day at the beach, you might want to think twice before you jump in the lake.
Drowning Victim's Parents Help Teach About Dangers Of Rip CurrentsThe Kochers' 15-year old son, Matt, drowned last summer in Lake Michigan, unable to deal with a rip current, even though he was a three-sport athlete.
Windy Conditions Could Bring 10-Foot Waves To LakeWindy conditions at the lakefront will make for very choppy conditions on the lake, with dangerous pounding waves prompting a warning for anyone who might want to go swimming, despite the chilly conditions.
Weather Service Warns Of Dangerous Waves On Lake MichiganThe National Weather Service warned lakefront visitors Thursday that swimming conditions are going to be dangerous in Lake Michigan, due to high waves and rip currents.
North Avenue Beach Closed, Swim Advisories Remain Elsewhere Officials closed North Avenue Beach Monday afternoon, blaming hazardous surf. Meanwhile, nearly half of Chicago's public beaches remained under swim advisories.

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