MICHIGAN CITY, Ind.
(AP) - A northwest Indiana man was killed after a large wave swept him and a
friend into Lake Michigan.
Conservation police say the two were walking along a breakwall leading to
the Michigan City Lighthouse on Friday evening when a more-than 10-foot high
wave knocked both into the water.
One of the men, a
22-year-old from LaPorte, swam back to the breakwall and threw a life ring
into the water. But his friend - identified as 20-year-old Slater Harkleroad
- did not resurface.
The U.S. Coastguard
later pulled Harkleroad, of Union Mills, from the water. He was taken to a
hospital where he was pronounced dead.