It was a deadly weekend on the Great Lakes. Seven people drowned, including three in Lake Michigan.
Kevin Schlake, 40, of Cincinnati, died Sunday after swimming at Peterson Beach, toward the southern end of the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. Schlake was caught in a rip current. The family says he was trying to rescue a 12-year-old nephew. Schlake’s brother-in-law was able to make it to shore after a struggle in strong surf.
Also this weekend, a Chicago doctor drowned at St. Joseph beach while trying to rescue two children.