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Father drowns trying to save 2 children in Lake Michigan

ST. JOSEPH, Mich. (AP) — Authorities say a 44-year-old Indiana man has drowned in Lake Michigan while trying to save his two children.

Police say four people were seen struggling in the lake about 8 p.m. Thursday at Lions Park Beach in southwestern Michigan’s St. Joseph.

The man’s two children, ages 17 and 12, were swept away.

They were rescued by a St. Joseph reserve officer. Their father was pulled from the water, but later was pronounced dead at a hospital.

He was from Lakeville, Indiana, south of South Bend.

A man on a surfboard was able to rescue the other two people.

Associated Press

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