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Name of recent Lake Michigan pier drowning victim released

St. Joseph South Pier. Photo by ABC 57.

The name of the man who was swept off the south pier at Silver Beach has been released.

The St. Joseph Department of Public Safety says 27 year-old Dakota Yergeau of St. Joseph resident.

He and a friend were on the pier during high waves on Sunday, March 28 when a wave swept him off and into Lake Michigan. Rescue attempts were unsuccessful and the search continues for his body.

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