WHITING, Ind. (AP)
- Authorities say a teenager died after jumping into Lake Michigan from a
fishing pier at a northwestern Indiana city park.
Conservation Officers say 18-year-old Jose Alcazar of Hammond and two
friends jumped into the lake Monday evening from the pier at Whiting Park.
Sgt. Shawn Brown
says witnesses told officers that Alcazar began to struggle in the water and
then disappeared under the surface.
Brown says crews
from the Coast Guard, Lake County Sheriff’s Marine Unit and Indiana
Conservation Officers joined in the attempt to find Alcazar. He says a diver
recovered the teen’s body late Monday nearly 50 feet from the pier.
Brown says an
autopsy was planned to determine the cause of Alcazar’s death.