Weekend Drowning At Lake View Beach
July 29, 2013 — A 37-year-old Lafayette man died over the weekend after he and two other members of his family were rescued from Lake Michigan at Lake View Beach in Porter.
Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore spokesman Ken Mehnke says Gonzola Silva died at St. Anthony’s Hospital in Michigan City after he was revived on the beach. Initial reports are that Silva was under the water approximately 20 minutes before being pulled to shore.
A visitor Saturday afternoon saw someone in the water struggling in waves of about 3 – 5 feet in height. First Responders were able to rescue two family members in the water and get them safely to shore. Rescuers then located a third victim floating in the surf about 10 feet from shore.