33 Lake Michigan Drownings So Far This Year; Down From 36 Last YearSince 2010, 605 people have been confirmed as drowning in the Great Lakes, including 69 to date in 2017, 99 in all of 2016 and 55 in 2015.
3 Weekend Drownings Prompt Warning About Lake Temperature, ConditionsWhile the weather hasn’t been really warm until recently, that hasn’t stopped people from going into the lake, oftentimes unprepared.
Three Drown In Lake Michigan This WeekendSunny summer weather brought plenty of people to Lake Michigan this weekend, with sometimes deadly consequences.
Great Lakes Surf Rescue Project Offers Tips On Water Rescues Water rescuers in Evanston and Waukegan have been spending the weekend teaching others what do to if someone is drowning in Lake Michigan, reports WBBM's Veronica Carter.
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.
Near-Drowning Inspires Man To Teach Water Safety CoursesThe non-profit Great Lakes Surf Rescue Project is conducting water safety and rescue courses in Chicago this weekend as the beach season gets underway.
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.
Free Safety Class Planned For Great Lakes SurfersIf you have the time to drive out to Holland, Mich., this weekend, you might want to take part in a surfer rescue and rip current awareness class -- especially after the rough week on that side of Lake Michigan this week.