Water Rescue/Drowning Warren Dunes

DATE/TIME OF INCIDENT:  July 30, 2020 at approximately 8:57 PM 
 
TYPE OF INCIDENT:   Water Rescue/Drowning 
 
LOCATION OF INCIDENT:  Warren Dunes State Park       12032 Red Arrow Highway, Lake Township 
 
AGENCIES INVOLVED:   Lake Township Fire Department       Baroda-Lake Township Police Department       Berrien County Sheriff’s Office Marine Unit       Berrien County Sheriff’s Office Dive Team       Michigan DNR       Great Lakes Drone Company       WMed Medical Examiner’s Office       Chikaming Township Police Department       Chikaming Township Fire Department       U.S. Coast Guard        
 
NARRATIVE: 
 
On Thursday July 30, 2020 at approximately 8:57 PM first responders were called to the Warren Dunes State Park for a water rescue involving a 13 year old female that was missing and last seen in the water.  First Responders and the U.S. Coast Guard conducted a search for the victim but were unable to locate the female in the water.  The search was suspended after dark and resumed the following morning. 
 
On Friday July 31, 2020, the Berrien County Sheriff’s Office Marine Unit and Dive Team along with the Lake Township Fire Department and Great Lakes Drone Company resumed the search for the 13 year old female.  At approximately 12:36 PM Chikaming Township Police Department received information of a body that had washed up on the shoreline near Pier Street beach in Lakeside Michigan.  Responding Officers were able to confirm this was the missing 13 year old female from Warrant Dunes State Park.  Chikaming Township Fired Department was able to recover the body with the assistance of the Lake Township Fire Department and the Berrien County Sheriff’s Office Marine Unit and Dive Team. 
 
 
 
 
VICTIM: 
 
A 13 year old female from Otsego Michigan.  The name is not being released do the age of the victim. 
 
Our thoughts and prayers are with the family during this tragic event.   



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