13-Year-Old Girl Drowns At Warren Dunes

A 13-year-old girl from Otsego, Michigan has died after being overcome in Lake Michigan at Warren Dunes State Park in Lake Township on Thursday. The Berrien County Sheriff’s Department says responders were called to the park shortly before 9 p.m. for a water rescue. The girl had gone missing after last being seen in the water. First responders and the U.S. Coast Guard conducted a search, but were unable to find the girl. They suspended the search at dark, but resumed it on Friday morning with the help of the Lake Township Fire Department and Great Lakes Drone Company. At around 12:30 p.m. the Chikaming Township Police Department got a report of a body that had washed up along the shore near Pier Street beach in Lakeside. Responders were able to confirm it was the missing 13-year-old. Her name is not being released.