Two persons are
believed to have died late last week of carbon monoxide poisoning in the
cabin of a boat docked at Marina Shores in Portage, Porter County Coroner
Chuck Harris is reporting.
The bodies of
Michael S. McKinney, 44, of Wanatah, and Jennifer Ellenberger, 38, of Crown
Point were found at 10:02 p.m. Friday by McKinney’s mother, who’d been
searching for her son and found the two unresponsive in the cabin of the
boat, Harris said.
levels were subsequently measured in the toxic range by the Portage Fire
Department, Harris said.
A toxicology screen
is being performed to confirm CO poisoning, Harris added, while further
investigation is being done by the Portage Fire and Police and the Indiana
Department of Natural Resources.