MICHIGAN CITY, Ind.
(AP) - Authorities say a northern Indiana man who died after being swept off
a pier into Lake Michigan by a large wave was taking photos with his fiancee
and two other couples.
conservation officer Sgt. Shawn Brown says 24-year-old Earl Helmuth of
Nappanee and the five others were swept into the lake Saturday in Michigan
City. Brown says Helmuth’s body was found Sunday morning after the search
had been suspended due to treacherous conditions. According to Brown,
Helmuth could not swim.
and two others were able to get back to the pier. Two others, including a
pregnant woman, clung to the lighthouse’s concrete wall and were rescued by
the U.S. Coast Guard. Brown says Helmuth and his fiancee planned to marry