PORTAGE, Ind. (AP)
- A Northwest Indiana mayor said his police and fire departments want to
close a city-managed lakefront pavilion that many people use to enter
Indiana Dunes National Park.
Portage Mayor John
Cannon said the rising waters of Lake Michigan threaten the $17 million
Lakefront Park and Riverwalk.
Paul Labovitz tells The (Northwest Indiana) Times that high waves on the
lake breached a dune adjacent to the pavilion for the first time last week,
and waves were seen rushing into the area again Monday.
Cannon says police
and fire officials say they donít have the equipment needed to reach anyone
caught in the breached area,
Cannon also fears
the pavilionís foundation is at risk since the nearby dune has been