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Authorities: 1 swimmer dead, 1 missing in Lake Michigan

November 5, 2018
In this Sunday, Nov. 4, 2018 photo, Skokie and Lake Forest Fire emergency personnel move toward the Lake Front at Highland, Park, Ill. Authorities say a 46-year-old man has died and a 52-year-old woman is missing after going swimming in hazardous waters in Lake Michigan near the Chicago suburb. The city of Highland Park says in a statement the Elgin woman and the Itasca man were part of a group of people in a "cold weather swim group" that went in the lake Sunday morning at Park Avenue Beach amid huge waves and gale-force winds. (Joe Shuman/Chicago Tribune via AP)

HIGHLAND PARK, Ill. (AP) — Authorities say a 46-year-old man has died and a 52-year-old woman is missing after going swimming in hazardous waters in Lake Michigan near a Chicago suburb.

The city of Highland Park says in a statement the Elgin woman and the Itasca man were part of a group of about 10 people in a “cold weather swim group” that went in the lake Sunday morning at Park Avenue Beach amid huge waves and gale-force winds.

An autopsy performed Monday revealed that Stanislaw Wlosek Jr. drowned. A witness says some men tried unsuccessfully to throw the woman a line .

A Coast Guard helicopter from Traverse City, Michigan, searched the area Sunday. Police in Illinois and Wisconsin are watching for the missing swimmer.

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