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Bartlett man drowns in Lake Michigan

A Bartlett man died Saturday after going missing while swimming in Lake Michigan off the Gary, Indiana, shoreline, officials said.

Gary police were notified about 2:40 p.m. that the man had gone missing near the beach in the area of Lakeshore Drive and Sullivan Street. The Lake County Coroner’s Office later identified him as 18-year-old Rayan Mohammed of Bartlett.

The man’s uncle, also an Illinois resident, told police he last saw his nephew swimming at about 2 p.m.

A boat and helicopter were deployed, and, at 6 p.m., searchers found the man’s body at Newton Street and Oak Avenue, Gary police said.


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