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Boy, 15, missing in lake near Indiana Dunes

Updated: July 9, 2012 6:22AM

A 15-year-old boy disappeared Sunday in Lake Michigan near the Indiana Dunes after being surrounded by five foot waves, officials said.

The U.S. Coast Guard and the Lake County Sheriff’s Department started searching for the boy when a visitor near the Portage Lakefront area heard the boy calling help while surrounded by the waves, said officials from the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore.

Coast Guard and county helicopters, boats and crews from local fire departments were searched the lake, off said.

The Indiana Department of Natural Resources and rescue crews from Portage, Burns Harbor, Porter, Ogden Dunes, Chesterton and Lake County are also assisting in the search, said.

Diana Novak

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