MICHIGAN CITY, Ind. (CBS) — The body of a 16-year-old girl was recovered from Lake Michigan offshore from Michigan City, Indiana Monday afternoon.

Around 2 p.m., emergency personnel were called to the area near the Michigan City lighthouse pier after the 16-year-old New Haven, Indiana girl was reported missing in the water while swimming with her family.

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Divers from multiple agencies began a search, and members of the Michigan City Fire Department found the girl’s body about 50 minutes later.

First responders tried to resuscitate her, but she was soon pronounced dead at a nearby hospital.

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The Indiana Department of Natural Resources noted that the National Weather Service issued a beach hazard statement reporting high-risk swimming conditions for the area Monday.

The girl’s death remained under investigation Monday night.


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CBS 2 Chicago Staff