CHICAGO — The National Weather Service is warning of dangerous swimming conditions along Lake Michigan’s shores in Illinois and Indiana.
The weather service said Saturday that there are chances of life-threatening waves and currents in Lake and Cook counties in Illinois and Lake and Porter counties in Indiana. Forecasters say waves could reach between 3 and 5 feet and strong currents are expected.
Forecasters have put out a beach hazards statement through Saturday evening. They are warning those who visit Lake Michigan beaches in the four affected counties to stay out of the water.
Authorities said Saturday morning that a man died after being pulled from Lake Michigan near downtown Chicago. In Portage, Indiana, five people were rescued Thursday evening when they couldn’t get back to shore after swimming in rough waters along Lake Michigan.