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Body discovered near shore of northwest Indiana park, authorities say

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Posted at 10:07 AM, Aug 17, 2022
and last updated 2022-08-18 19:35:51-04

WHITING — A body was pulled from Lake Michigan after someone discovered it near the shore of a northwest Indiana park, according to the Indiana Department of Natural Resources.

A visitor reported the body to police after noticing it in Lake Michigan, about 200 yards from the shore of Whiting Lakefront Park, according to a release from DNR.

First responders later pulled the body from the water northeast of the park near a BP water purification plant.

The Associated Press reports the victim was identified as Dexter Trendell Sain, 36. The coroner's office said Said drowned.

The Post-Tribune of Merrillville reports Sain and 36-year-old Curtis Herron vanished on the morning of July 27, after taking a new boat out onto the lake at the East Chicago Marina. The boat later experienced electrical issues. Herron, also of Chicago, remains missing.

Whiting Lakefront Park is home to Whihala Beach and is about 20 miles from Downtown Chicago.