Girl Trapped In Lake Michigan Rip Current Dies

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

PENTWATER, Mich. (AP) -- Authorities say a 13-year-old girl swimming at a state park has died after she couldn't overcome a rip current in Lake Michigan.

The Ludington Daily News says (http://bit.ly/oQkoS4 ) Delilah Perez of Ludington was declared dead Thursday night. Her family planned to donate her organs.

Delilah was at Charles Mears State Park in Pentwater, 85 miles north of Grand Rapids, when a rip current pulled her out into the lake Wednesday. She was unconscious when brought onto a pier.

Family friend Paula Jury Jarvis called Delilah an affectionate, "fiery redhead." Rip currents are described as narrow, fast-moving belts of water that can suddenly trap swimmers.


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