Chicago-Area Man Dies After Being Pulled From Lake Michigan

CHESTERTON, Ind. (AP) — A 72-year-old suburban Chicago man has died after being pulled from Lake Michigan at Indiana Dunes State Park.

The Porter County Coroner’s Office said Kirshnaraju Rudraraju of Woodridge, Illinois, died Sunday.

Around 10:30 a.m. Sunday, conservation officers on patrol at the park responded to the beach area after a lifeguard was notified a man had gone underwater without resurfacing, the Indiana Department of Natural Resources said in a news release.

Lifeguards began to search the swim area as first responders went to the scene, the release said.

After about 15 minutes, lifeguards found the man submerged in about 7 feet (2.1 meters) of water and 100 feet (30.5 meters) from the shore.

Lifeguards brought him to the surface and started CPR while bringing him to shore, the release said.

On shore, a conservation officer and an off-duty firefighter from the Indianapolis Fire Department continued CPR.

Rudraraju was transported to a hospital where he died around 3 p.m.