The Porter County
Coroner’s Office is reporting two drownings on Sunday at Indiana Dunes
The first occurred
at 10:47 a.m., when Mohamed Obied, 16, of Bridgeview, Ill., was reported
missing at Portage Lakefront. “Mohamed was one of a group of five swimmers
who were struggling in the rough waters of Lake Michigan.” His body was
recovered from the water by a Portage Fire Department diver some 24 hours
later, at 10:52 a.m. Monday.
The second drowning
occurred on Sunday afternoon, when Moath Nagi, 21, of Rockford, Ill., was
transported from Porter Beach to Porter Regional Hospital, after he was
“rescued from being underwater for an extended period of time.” Nagi
subsequently died in the ICU at 11:57 p.m. Sunday.