Search continues in Lake Michigan for missing Baldwin man.

July 22, 2019

Photo by Tim Wing

Search continues in Lake Michigan for missing Baldwin man.


HAMLIN TOWNSHIP — Rescue personnel are continuing their search Monday evening of Lake Michigan for Daniel McCarthy, 18, of Baldwin, according to Mason County Sheriff Kim Cole. At 2:52 p.m., emergency personnel were notified of several persons who had been swept out into Lake Michigan at the Big Sable River outlet in Ludington State Park, Cole said. 

“Ludington State Park Rangers along with deputies with the Mason County Sheriff’s Office immediately responded to the scene.  Support units with the United States Coast Guard, Hamlin Township Fire Department, Life EMS, Ludington Police Department, and United States Coast Guard Air Support also responded to the call.  It was determined that a total of eight persons were initially swept out into Lake Michigan, however, only seven could be accounted for.”

Cole said deputies were able to identify a female who had accompanied the male into the water and confirm he had last been seen in the water, struggling to stay afloat approximately 150 yards off shore.  

As of 9:30 p.m., members of the USCG-Ludington group, USCG air support, Ludington Police Department – Harbor Patrol, MCSO deputies, MCSO marine patrol, and Ludington State Park rangers continued to search Lake Michigan for McCarthy.

“It is our plan to stay on scene until no longer viable this evening and continue search efforts first thing in the morning if there is no resolution tonight,” Cole said.    

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