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14-year-old dead after drowning in Lake Michigan

Indiana's DNR says two boys had to be pulled from Lake Michigan Monday night.

The DNR says the boys were unsupervised at the pier at Washington Park around 6:11 p.m.

One boy, identified as 14-year-old Travis Mensha, was swimming near a buoy marker and was struggling. His friend swam to help, but wound up struggling himself.

The helper got to a rocky area, but Mensha went under. Divers found him about 45 minutes later.

Police later confirmed Mensha had died.

Michigan City Dive Team, Michigan City Fire Dept and IN-DNR Dive Team all responded.

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