Man missing after being swept into Lake Michigan


This Tuesday, June 11, 2019, photo shows the raging waters in the Big Cottonwood Creek, near Salt Lake City. The summer’s melting snowpack is creating rivers that are running high, fast and icy cold. The state’s snowpack this winter was about 150 percent higher than the historical average and double the previous year, which was the driest on record dating back to 1874, said Brian McInerney, hydrologist for the National Weather Service in Salt Lake City. Large parts of the Salt Lake City metro area sits near the foothills of the towering Wasatch Range. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

LUDINGTON, Mich. (AP) – A 38-year-old man is missing after he was swept into Lake Michigan on Thursday.

Searchers were continuing to look for Herrmann Friday.

Officials are warning about fast currents and high water levels at river mouths that empty into the lake.

The Mason County sheriff’s office wants state officials to make the Big Sable River mouth off limits to swimmers until water levels go down.

A 14-year-old girl and 18-year-old man have died in separate swimming incidents since July 18.

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