Toddler saved in Lake Michigan after winds carry inflatable


MICHIGAN CITY, Ind. (AP) — Witnesses say a toddler was rescued in Lake Michigan after he drifted away from his family on an inflatable duck in Michigan City.

Dave Benjamin tells WBBM-TV that a boater finally grabbed the boy after the duck flipped over Monday, off Washington Beach.

Benjamin tried to reach the boy on a paddleboard.

He says there was a feeling of “exhaustion and high anxiety” as the child’s inflatable was carried away by wind. The boy’s mother couldn’t immediately reach him.


  1. Too many people go to the beach on a sea sized lake and act like they are at the pool. The water and the wind will kill you if you are inattentive, weak or a poor swimmer.

    Lucky the child was saved…but the parents should not have released a toddler to the great wide sea.


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