Body of Illinois Woman Recovered from Lake Michigan

Photo provided by Indiana DNR Law Enforcement

Photo provided by Indiana DNR Law Enforcement

Indiana Conservation Officers report the body of a Carol Stream, Illinois, woman was recovered Sunday from Lake Michigan.  In the continued search, a Lake County Sheriff’s Department helicopter discovered a body floating in the lake approximately 250 yards offshore near the Indiana Dunes State Park.  Just before noon Sunday the on-scene Porter Volunteer Fire Department Dive Rescue Team responded to the area and recovered the body of a female, identified as 20-year-old Chase Froese, who was reported missing Friday evening while swimming with friends in Lake Michigan near Porter Beach, officials say.   Shortly after 7 p.m. Friday, Conservation Officers and other emergency personnel responded to the Porter Beach area to assist three female swimmers who were struggling in the water. Good Samaritans were able to rescue two of the females, bringing them safely to shore. The third woman, Froese, disappeared from sight and was unaccounted for following a lengthy search by water, land, and air.  A news release issued by Indiana DNR Law Enforcement says the cause and manner of death is believed to be accidental drowning. Indiana Conservation Officers and the National Lakeshore Park Rangers are conducting the investigation.