Three Weekend Drownings in Lake Michigan

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Two Illinois men and a man from Ohio drowned in Lake Michigan over the weekend as high waves swept Michigan's west coast.

The three victims were a pediatric surgeon from Chicago, a 41-year-old man from Montgomery, Ill., and a 40-year-old man from Cincinnati.

The Chicago Tribune reports Dr. Donald Liu was with his wife for a getaway in Berrien County when he spotted two children struggling in the water Sunday morning. Authorities say the 50-year-old helped the children but was pulled under.

Liu's wife, Dr. Dana Suskind, tells the Chicago Sun-Times her husband "was an amazing man."

Police say the second victim drowned around 12:30 p.m. at Tiscornia Beach in St. Joseph.

According to WWTV-WWUP, the victim from Cincinnati drowned while swimming in Benzie County's Lake Township Sunday evening.

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  • by Sandra Location: St. Joseph on Aug 6, 2012 at 01:46 PM
    People underestimate the power of the Great Lakes. They have undertows and are very dangerous. Respect it and use caution. Deepest sympathy for those who died and their families.
  • by randy Location: brooklyn on Aug 6, 2012 at 08:19 AM
    How do high wages cause drownings? Does that mean if they had been poor they would have been safe? Poor job of editing.
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