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Drowning in Lake Michigan Marks 6th in Lake County This Month

Tim Vander Tuuk, WLIP News (8-23-21)

(Waukegan, IL)  A rash of drownings continues in Lake County, with the latest taking place in Waukegan. Jesus Garcia was said to go under Lake Michigan waters for several minutes around 6 o’clock Sunday evening near the Waukegan Municipal Beach. A bystander was able to pull the 16-year-old boy from the water to waiting emergency crews who rushed him to the hospital…where he was pronounced dead a short time later. The Park City teen was the 6th drowning death discovered in Lake County waters this month…with 3 in Lake Michigan, 2 in the Chain O’ Lakes and one in Round Lake.


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