LANSING, Mich. (WLNS) — It appears Jim “The Shark” Dreyer has ended his quest to swim more than 80 miles alone across Lake Michigan early Wednesday morning.

The 60-year-old began his endeavor Monday at 4 p.m. in Milwaukee hoping to make it to Grand Haven, Mich. However, at 1 a.m. Wednesday Dreyer wrote a message on his Facebook page that he is “safe on dry land in Milwaukee. I will fill you in more tomorrow. Thank you all sincerely for your support and following along!”

Tracking Jim “The Shark” Dreyer’s attempt to cross Lake Michigan. (

On the map he had shared showing his GPS location, it appears he stopped swimming a little after 7:30 Tuesday night and began returning to Milwaukee, arriving back on shore around 10.

While Dreyer was swimming alone, he was pulling a 10-foot dinghy from his waist with 225 pounds worth of supplies.

This is a developing story and will be updated as new information is confirmed.