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Statistics

2013 Great Lakes Drowning Statistics = 66

328 Great Lakes Drownings Since 2010

(Updated 01/07/2014)

GREAT LAKES, USA – The Great Lakes Surf Rescue Project (GLSRP) announces its current drowning statistics. To date in 2013, 66 people have drowned in the Great Lakes.  Overall since 2010, 328 people have drowned in the Great Lakes (74 in 2010; 87 in 2011; and 101 in 2012).

While the Great Lakes have a short swimming season, it continues to have a high number of drownings each year.

2013 Great Lakes Drownings

LAKE MICHIGAN - 23

  1. 06/06 Ramon Benavidez, 32, Belmont Harbor,
  2. 06/18 Benjamin McCarter, 31-M, Kenosha, WI Pier Jump
  3. 06/19 Austin Hudson-Lapore, 20-M, Chicago, IL
  4. 06/25 Miles Percy Smith, 16-M, Grand Traverse Bay, MI
  5. 06/25 John Doe, 40-M, Belmont Harbor, Chicago, IL
  6. 06/31 John English, 47-M, Grand Haven, MI
  7. 07/02 John Doe, 8-M, North Manitou Island, Glen Arbor, MI
  8. 07/04 Christopher Evans, 25-M, Belmont Harbor, Chicago, I
  9. 07/16 Brian Behrensprung, 39-M, Sheboygan, WI
  10. 07/16 Johnathan Whitehouse, Aronson Island, Escanaba, MI
  11. 07/17 Robert Womac, ?-M, Leland, MI
  12. 07/18 Nathan Luna, 34-M, Laketown Township, MI
  13. 07/18 Michael Janko. Fell off boat possibly without life jacket.
  14. 07/19 Rochelle Jenkins, 15-F, Pere Marquette Park
  15. 07/20 Bruce Henderson, 67-M, Nordhouse Dunes, in Mason County’s Grant Township
  16. 07/27 Matt Kocher, 15-M, New Buffalo, MI
  17. 07/27 Gonzola Silva, 37-M, Beverly Shores, IN.
  18. 08/04 Wayne Gordon, 30-M, Jackson Harbor, Chicago, IL
  19. 08/11 Bobby J. Wilson, 30-M, outside the Hammond Marina, Hammond, IN
  20. 08/15 Dylan Curtis Bailey, 24-M, Sleeping Bear Bay, Glen Arbor, MI
  21. 08/27 Anthony Tyson, 54-M, 57th St. Beach, Air mattress, Chicago, IL
  22. 09/01 Najam Naimi, 30-M, Montrose Harbor, Retrieving ball, Chicago, IL
  23. 10/22 Richard J. Franzese, 58-M, Reefpoint Marina, Racine, WI

LAKE SUPERIOR – 9

  1. 01/27 James Hudson, 34-M, Bayfield, WI, Snowmobile through ice
  2. 02/21 Joshua G. Reynolds 30-M, Madeline Island, Bayfield, WI, Snowmobile through ice
  3. 02/21 Mark J. Backe 38-M, Madeline Island, Bayfield, WI, Snowmobile through ice
  4. 07/15 Lloyd W. Krohn, 55-M, scuba diving a shipwreck at Isle Royale National Park
  5. 08/18 Marlene Fox, 26-F, cliff diving, 2 meter waves, Thunder Bay
  6. 08/18 Kevin Spade, 32-M, cliff diving, 2 meter waves, Thunder Bay
  7. 09/08 Kenny Rubbet, 19-M, north side of Little Presqe Isle
  8. 10/03 Paul Francis Lempke, 48-M, Kauppi Resort north of Gay in Sherman Township
  9. 10/04* John Doe, ?-M, north side Steamboat Island, south of Pancake Bay

*Pending confirmation

LAKE ONTARIO – 14

  1. 03/29 John Doe, 16-M, Don Basin, vehicle submerged, Toronto, CA
  2. 05/08* John Doe, 30-40’s, Ashbridges Bay, Toronto, CA
  3. 06/04 John Doe, ?, Scarborough Bluffs
  4. 06/16 Daniel Ransom, 19-M, Port Credit
  5. 06/19* Jane Doe, 48-F, Port Darlington Beach
  6. 06/21* John Doe, ?-?, Toronto Beach
  7. 07/02 Jane Doe, 33-F, Ontario Place, Toronto
  8. 07/15* Scott B. French – missing
  9. 07/15  Tony Weaver, 40-M, Fell off boat, Huron, NY
  10. 08/06* John Doe, 50’s-M, Oshawa shoreline,
  11. 08/12 Erhard Fenzl, 73-M, Canoe capsized, MARATHON, Ont.
  12. 08/12 John Doe, 43-M, Burloak Drive, Halton
  13. 08/25 Pirasanna Bakumar, 26-M J.C. Saddington Park in Mississauga
  14. 10/18 Matthew John MacLeod, 38-M, Beachway Park

LAKE ERIE – 19

  1. 01/29 Jacob Samusenko, 17-M, East Basin, Erie, PN
  2. 03/09 John Doe, ?-M, Rock Hall, Cleveland, OH
  3. 04/07 Jonathan Francis, 30-M, Sandusky Bay, OH, Kayaking
  4. 04/07 Viola Francis, 12-F, Sandusky Bay, OH, Kayaking 
  5. 05/16 Godfried McKinney, 54-M, Monroe County, Fishing
  6. 05/16 Kendrick Covington,64-M, Monroe County, Fishing
  7. 07/04 John Doe, 36-M, Estral Beach, 30 miles northeast of Toledo, OH
  8. 07/07 Jan Carlos Delosantos-Nunez, 17-M, Westfield, NY
  9. 07/09 James Paul VanDosen, 36-M, Wayne County
  10. 07/11 Kenneth Stockwell, 66-M, Leamington
  11. 07/12 Jermaine Marcus Zirkle, 13-M, Ashtabula County,  Saybrook Township
  12. 07/16 Gregory Adams, 15-M, Edgewater Park
  13. 07/24 Ralph Miller, 66-M, rough waters, near Sara’s Campground in Millcreek Township
  14. 07/27 John Doe, Cuyahoga, OH

  15. 08/25 Brian J. McCluskey, 32-M, Evangola State Park, Irving, NY
  16. 08/25 Traveno Sledge, 24-M, Euclid Beach State Park, Cleveland, OH
  17. 08/25 Jonathan Davis, 29, E. 72nd Street and North Marginal Road, Cleveland, OH
  18. 12/20 Robert Remec, 56-M, Sheffield Lake boat launch
  19. 12/27 Lothario Julius Duckworth, 38, car submerged, boat ramp, Wildwood State Park

LAKE HURON -1

  1. 03/03 Jason King, 39-M, Saginaw Bay, Airboat Capsized

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RESCUES: 50 Great Lakes Rescues to date in 2013

(Plus 4 dogs and 1 deer)

[Updated 06/10/2013]

GREAT LAKES, USA – The Great Lakes Surf Rescue Project (GLSRP) acknowledges first responders and good Samaritans assisting effective rescues on the Great Lakes. To date in 2013, there have been at least 50 rescues (plus 4 dogs and 1 deer). Those rescued included snowmobilers, ice fishermen, sail boaters, kayakers, and one kite surfer.

Each person rescued could have easily become a drowning statistic as well as each rescuer could have become a drowning statistic. The GLSRP also warns people about performing rescues. Each year many people drown attempting to rescue someone. When in doubt, don’t go out.

LAKE MICHIGAN = 24
04/02  1 rescued, kayaking, Harbor Springs, MI
04/07  8 rescued, ice fishing, rescued from four different spots near Green Bay.
04/19  1 rescued, boat capsized, Algoma Harbor, Algoma, WI
04/30  1 rescued, kite boarded tangle in lines, South Haven’s north beach, MI
05/06  1 rescued, kayaker capsized, Near South Side, 300 block of North Breakwater Access
05/11  1 rescued, kayaker with broken paddle, near Pastrick Marina in East Chicago, Ind.
05/13  2 rescued, canoe adrift in strong winds, Lake St. Clair
05/15  3 rescued whose boat ran aground, Little Sturgeon Bay, WI
05/17  2 rescued after sailboat capsized, Jackson Park, at 65th Street, Chicago, IL
05/27  1 rescued Milwaukee Lakefront
06/09 2 kayakers rescued
06/09 1 rescued; jumped off the cruise ship as it was docking at Navy Pier

LAKE SUPERIOR = 3
04/21  2 rescued from shelf ice 
06/10 1 rescued jumped in the cold water at the Presque Isle Black Rocks

LAKE HURON = 5
03/04  1 rescued airboat capsized, Saginaw Bay
05/07  1 rescued after sailboat capsized, off 6072 Port Austin Road
05/16  2 rescued after sailboat capsized, a mile off from Canatara Park 
05/28 1 kayaker rescued

LAKE ERIE = 13
01/16  1 rescued, duck hunter’s kayak capsized, Hanford Bay, Town of Hanover
05/11  3 rescued after boat takes on water North of Vermillion, Ohio
05/20  2 rescued – a 20-foot recreational vessel was taking water near the Erie Basin Marina
05/26  1 rescued Vermillion, OH, 17 year old swimming off of Main Street Beach
05/29 2 rescued – boat taking on water
06/04 3 rescued – boat taking on water
06/09 1 kayaker rescued

LAKE ONTARIO = 5
04/09  3 fishermen rescued, capsized boat, Allegany County, Youngstown, NY
05/15  2 rescued after sailboat capsized, near Port Credit

ANIMAL RESCUES ON THE GREAT LAKES = 5
01/03 Lake Michigan dog had fallen through the ice about 70 feet from shore.
02/06 Lake Ontario dog stuck in ice flow
02/23 Lake Michigan dog rescued by Chicago kayaker
04/30 Lake Ontario Blind Dog rescued
05/21 Lake Huron Deer Rescue

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101 Great Lakes drownings in 2012, 262 since 2010 

GREAT LAKES, USA – The Great Lakes Surf Rescue Project (GLSRP) announces its current drowning statistics. There were 101 drownings on the Great Lakes in 2012, and there are at least five drowning cases yet to be confirmed (four of those occurring in Chicago). Overall there have been 262 drownings on the Great Lakes since 2010 (87 drownings in 2011; 74 drownings in 2010).

“Great Lakes drownings are now at a ‘pandemic-like’ state,” said Dave Benjamin, executive director of the Great Lakes Surf Rescue Project. “These drowning fatalities should prompt communities to completely rethink beach and water safety programs.”

2012 Great Lakes Drownings

LAKE MICHIGAN

1. Sun.             01/08   John Doe                                 M-30s Chicago, IL
2. Tue.             01/24   Brittany Finley                        22-F     Oak Creek, WI
3. Sun.             02/05   John Doe                                 M-50s Chicago, IL
4. Fri.               03/02   Talmadge “Todd” Channell    35-M   Chicago, IL
5. Sun.             03/04   Philip Patnaude                       28-M   Chicago, IL                 Fell in Harbor
6. Mon.            03/05   Rasheed Mariano                    17-M   Waukegan, IL             Pier Jump
7. Sat.              03/10   Peter Dougherty                      24-M   Port Washington, WI  Kayaking
8. Mon.            03/26   Jane Doe                                 ?-F       Chicago, IL
9. Wed.           04/11   Willie Edward Hurse              33-M   Beverly Shores, IN
10. Sun.           04/22   David Dickerson                     43-M   Grand Traverse Bay    Canoe
11. Wed.        05/19   Maurice Blandin                     21-M   North Ave. Beach, Chicago, IL
12. Thur.          05/24   Lexie Adu                               15-F     Loyola Park Chicago, IL
13. Sat.            05/26   Jane Doe                                 36-F     59th Street harbor Chicago, IL
14. Mon.          05/28   Jorge Garduno                        20-M   Zion, Illinois
15. Sat.            06/02   Ling Lang Zou                        24-F     Ludington, MI
16. Tues.          06/12   George Sosa                            14-M   North Ave. Beach Chicago, IL
17. Fri.             06/15   Christian Ouding                    13-M   Grand Haven, MI
18. Mon.          06/17   Leonel Dominguez                  31-M   Beverly Shores, IN
19. Mon.          06/17   Joseph Hall                              58-M   Pere Marquette Park, MI
20. Tues.          06/19   Alexander Hines                     26-M   St. Joseph, MI, Pier Jumping
21. Wed.         06/20   Maleisa Brown                        3-F       South Haven, MI
22. Wed.         07/04   Mahlik J. Harris                       ?-M      31St Street Beach, Chicago, IL
23. Sun.           07/08   Corey McFry                           15-M   Portage, IN
24. Thur.          07/12   Romero Roundtree                 16-M   Chicago, IL
25. Sun.           07/15   Dr. Victoria Kut                      44-F     Lake Forest, IL
26. Fri.             07/20   Nacere Bradley                       5-M     West Beach, Gary, IN
27. Fri.             07/20   Craig A. Hoffman                   44-M   Eichelman Park, Kenosha, WI
28. Sat.            07/21   Robert Moran                          18-M   Cross Village Beach, MI
29. Fri.             07/27   Ron Washington                     60-M   Burton Place, Chicago, IL
30. Fri.             07/27   Ayanna Patterson                    12-F     North Avenue Beach, Chicago, IL
31. Sun.           08/05   Dr. Donald Liu                       50-M, Cherry Beach, Chickaming, MI
32. Sun.           08/05   Anthony Kelly                                    41-M, Tiscornia Beach, St. Joseph, MI
33. Sun.           08/05   Kevin Patrick Schlake             40-M, Peterson Beach, Benzie County,
34. Fri.             08/10   David Diener                          21-M Sheboygan, WI
35. Fri.             08/10   Kurt K. Netzer                        37-M Sheboygan, WI
36. Thur.          08/16   William Sorokin                      67-M Ludington, MI
37. Thur.          08/16   Ray Finholm                           59-M Ludington, MI
38. Tues.          08/21   John Doe                                 34-M Menominee, WI
39. Wed.         08/22   David Patarozi                                    68-M Belmont Harbor, Chicago, IL
40. Thur.          08/30   Brian Rolston                          16-M Van’s Beach, MI Rip Current
41. Sun.           09/02   Karl W. Schmidt                     61-M Deland Park, Sheboygan, WI
42. Sun.           09/02   Tyler Buczek                           15-M Port Washington, WI
43. Sat.            09/01   Paul DeTrano                          36-M Holland, MI
44. Sun.           09/02   Vikrant Kole                           26-M Silver Lake State Park, MI
45. Sun.           09/09   Frederick McKeown               57-M Michigan City, IN
46. Tues.          09/18   Barakat Kaid                           40-M Milwaukee, WI
47. Sun.           09/23   Harsha Maddula                     18-M Wilmette Harbor, Chicago, IL
48. Thur.          09/28   John Doe                                 40’s-M Navy Pier, Chicago, IL
49. Tues.          10/23   John Doe                                 40’s-M Montrose Harbor, Chicago, IL
50. Sun.           11/18   Jesse Neuser                            24-M Manitowoc’s car ferry dock
LAKE SUPERIOR
51. Mon.          06/11   Jeffery Carlos Watson Jr.,       13-M   Duluth, MN
52. Sun.           06/17   Robert Weitzel                        57-M   Pigeon Bay Point, MN Kayak
53. Tues.          06/26   Derril Yerigan                         52-M   Whitefish Point, MI    Scuba Diving
54. Thur.          07/05   William Jaksha                        54-M   Ontonagon
55. Wed.         07/11   Rose Mary Marshall                89-F     Grand Marais
56. Thur.          08/02   Charles Conklin                      74-M   Apostle Islands National Lakeshore
LAKE ONTARIO
57. Sat.            01/21   J. Doe                                      ?-?       Boulevard Club
58. Thur.          02/09   John Doe                                 47-M   Burloak Waterfront Park
59. Sun.           02/26   J. Doe                                      ?-?       Queen’s Quay
60. Wed.         02/29   Mathieu LeClair                     20-M   Kingston, Ont.
61. Fri.             03/16   John Doe                                 20-M   Toronto                       Fall
62. Fri.           04/13 Jane Doe                                  ?-F       Etobicoke Yacht Club
63. Sat.            04/21   David Tuttle                            ?-M      Henderson, NY
64. Sun.           06/16   Marcos A. Peralta                   27-M   Fair Haven Beach       Pier Jumping
65. Sun.           07/08   Dennis J. Ash                          16-M   Wilson, NY     Swimming near Pier
66. Thur.          07/19   John Doe                                 24-M   Bluffer’s Park
67. Sat.            07/21   John Doe                                 17-M
68. Tues.          07/24   Timothy D. Confer                 33-M   Sandy Creek
69. Sun.           08/05   John Doe                                 17-M   Scarborough
70.Sun.            08/05   John Doe                                 22-M   Scarborough
71. Sun.           08/05   Mustafa Ahmadi                     26-M   Whitby Ontario
72. Fri.             08/10   Victor O. Woolson                  19-M   Flat Rock
73. Fri.             08/17   Jane Doe                                 78-F     Sandbanks Provincial Park
74. Fri.             08/31   John Doe                                 60’s-M Port Dalhousie
75. Sun.           09/30   Mitchell Somerville                 17-M   Frenchman’s Bay
76. Tues.          10/13   John Doe                                 ?-M      Peel, Port Credit Harbor Marina
LAKE ERIE
77. Wed.         05/23   Gregory Gulko                        45-M   Point Pelee      Sailing
78. Thur.          06/21   John Doe                                 22-M   Lake Erie Harbor        Pier Jumping
79. Wed.         06/26   Laura Recco                            47-F     Huntington Beach, Ohio Rip Current
80. Thur.          07/04   Anthony Norman                    23-M   Avon Lake, Ohio        Fishing
81. Fri.             07/13   David Harder                          07-M   Port Burwell, Ont.      Swimming
82. Fri.             07/13   Lisa Harder                             10-F     Port Burwell, Ont.      Swimming
83. Sat.            07/14   John Doe                                 12-M   Sherkston Shores, Ontario
84. Tues.          07/17   Terry Hansard                         18-M   Euclid Beach, Cleveland
85. Fri.             07/27   Charles D. McCarley              46-M   Ottawa County’s West Harbor
86. Sun.           08/05   Walter Santos                          43-M   Long Point Park
87. Sun.           08/05   Slavisa Bugarcic,                     34-M   Mentor, OH
88. Mon.          08/13   Michael Foreman                    34-M   Avon Lake, Ohio
89. Mon.          09/03   John Doe                                 29-M   Long Point Provincial Park, Ont
LAKE HURON
90. Sun.           07/01   Jeno Bujtas                              27-M   Grand Bend
91. Mon.          07/09   Mohammed Zindani               7-M     Port Huron
92. Sun.           07/22   John Doe                                 6-M     Manitoulin Island
93. Mon.          07/23   John Doe                         21 Mos-M   Manitoulin Island
94. Sun.           07/29   John Doe                                 43-M   Sarnia Yacht Club
95. Sat.            08/04   John Doe                                 30-M   Lakeside Beach, Port Huron
96. Fri.             08/31   Jeremy Gerber                         36-M Sauble Beach, Canada
97. Sun.           09/02   Gordon Van Dyke                  53-M Bayfield, Ont.
98. Fri.             10/05   Martin Nashkawa                    34-M Sagamok
99. Sun.           10/07   John Doe                                 20-M Lighthouse Beach, Port Huron
100. Fri.           12/07   Craig Bressette                        50-M Kettle Point, Fishing Boat Capsized
101. Fri.           12/07   William Calvin George           58-M Kettle Point, Fishing Boat Capsized
2011 Great Lakes Drownings  
87 (23 via Rip Currents)
LAKE MICHIGAN:
1.      Sat.            01/01   Michael Hilling           19-M   Chicago                       Retrieving object
2.      Wed.         02/02   Peter Davis                  60-M   Chicago                       Unknown
3.      Mon.          02/14   Casey Palmer              23-M   Milwaukee                  Walk on ice
4.      Fri.             04/08   Sarah Goenne              61-M   Chicago                       Fall from dock
5.      Mon.          04/11   Jane Doe                     13-F     Kenosha                      Pier Jump
6.      Sun.           05/22   Terrell Burton              19-M   St. Joe                         Pier jump
7.      Wed.         06/08   Jorge Martinez            55-M   Chicago                       swimming
8.      Sun.           06/19   John Doe                     5-M     Chicago                       Fall from pier
9.      Fri.             06/29   Steven Link                 42-M   Sheboygan WI                        Step-off
10.  Sat.            07/02   Timothy Judge            44-M   Muskegon                   Scuba
11.  Sun.           07/03   Tyon McNeil               5-M    Covert                         Unknown
12.  Mon.          07/04   Chris Szmajlo              29-M   Chicago                       Boating
13.  Fri.             07/15   Jane Doe                    ?-F       Racine                         Unknown
14.  Fri.             07/15   Mark Tuthill                47-M   Portage                        Step off
15.  Sun.           07/17   Marche Wilburn          6-F       Gary Ind.                    Unknown
16.  Sun.           07/17   Mark Morley               51-M   Charlevoix                   Sailing
17.  Sun.           07/17   Suzanne Bickel           41-F     Charlevoix                   Sailing
18.  Wed          07/27   Sharon Walsh              69-F     Chicago                       unknown
19.  Mon.          08/01   Javier Rivera               19-M   Chicago                       Swimming
20.  Mon.          08/01   Mark Urness                53-M   Frankfort                     swim from boat
21.  Tues.          08/02   Chandra Aravind        33-M   Chicago                       Boating
22.  Wed.         08/03   Delilah Hope Perez     13-F     Pentwater                    rip current
23.  Sun.           08/07   Martin Perez                8-M     Mich. City                   rip current
24.  Tues.          08/09   Daniel Reed                46-M   Saugatuck                   rip current
25.  Tues.          08/09   Bradley Stoner            22-M   Saugatuck                   rip current
26.  Wed.         08/10    Brett Vanetten           20-M   Gary                            rip current
27.  Thur.          08/18   Dolsey Squires            41-F     Northport Beach         possible rip current
28.  Sat.            08/27   Willie Bogan               11-M   Racine                         rip current
29.  Sat.            08/27   Pawel Lesney              33-M   Gary IN                       rip current
30.  Sat.            08/27   Tristan Shambee          14-M   Wilmette, IL               rip current
31.  Sun.           08/28   Robert Klepacki          44-M   Hagar                          rip current
32.  Sun.           08/28   Rayan Sami Bokhari   22-M   Porter, IN                    rip current
33.  Fri.             09/02   Pedro Martinez           32-M   Muskegon, MI                        rip current
34.  Sun.           09/04   Wojciech Sadowski    25-M   New Buffalo, MI        rip current
35.  Wed.         09/07   Phebe Hall                   54-F     Holland                       rip current
36.  Sun.           09/11   Jane Doe                     40s-F   Chicago                       unknown
37.  Sat.            10/01   James Garcia               51-M   Chicago                       rip current
38.  Wed.         10/05   Amit Patel                   31-M   Chicago                       eluding PD
39.  Sat.            10/15   Mitchell Fajman          18-M   New Buffalo, MI        Kayaking big waves
40.  Sat.            10/15   Kevin Bruins               33-M   Holland, MI                Jet Skiing big waves
41.  Sat.            10/15   Jay Evens Farr             59-M   Traverse City, MI        Boat big waves
42.  Sun.           10/16   Mayur Patel                 45-M   Door County               canoe
43.  Sat.            10/22   Jane Doe                     40’s-F Chesterton, IN             Unknown
44.  Mon.          12/26   James A. Kerechek     55-M  Chicago, IL                  Unknown
LAKE ERIE
45.  Sun.           05/22   Donald Morrow          55-M   East Harbor                 Fall from dock (etoh)
46.  Tues.          06/14   Susan Zatek                55-F     Monroe                        Fishing
47.  Tues.          06/28   Zachary Wadding       18-M   Ripley N.Y.                 rip current
48.  Tues.          06/28   Joselito Irizarry           30-M   Edgewater                   Pier Jump
49.  Sun.           07/03   Daniel Abel                 53-M   Kelley’s Isle                Boating
50.  Thur.          07/20   Herman Teichroeb       24-M   Port Burwell                Swimming
51.  Tues.          07/26   Aiden Nicoll               7-M     Presque Isle                 rip current
52.  Wed.         07/27   John Doe                     27-M   Presque Isle                 Swimming from boat
53.  Sat.            07/30   Paul Spanitz                37-M   Grosse Ile                    unknown
54.  Sun.           07/31   John Doe                     ??-M    Kelleys Island             Swimming from boat
55.  Sun.           07/31   Darylle Phoeur            17-M   Avon Lake                  rip current
56.  Tues.          08/23   Antron Davis              25-M   Cleveland                    unknown
57.  Sat.            08/27   Vincent Hermano        43-M   Euclid                          kayaking
58.  Sat.            10/22   Pam Holstein               F-51     Cedar Point                 Boat capsized
59.  Sat.            10/22   Charles Kaplan            M-58   Cedar Point                 Boat capsized
60.  Tues.          11/22   Carl G. Jennings          M-75   Morin Point                 Boat capsized/hunting
LAKE SUPERIOR:
61.  Tues.          06/07   Kevin Dammen           20-M   Apostle Islands           Kayaking
62.  Mon.          07/11   Monty Lyons              42-M   Duluth                         unknown
LAKE ONTARIO:
63.  Tues.          01/04   Porter Simpson            7-M     Niagara on the Lake    Unknown
64.  Sat.            02/06   John Doe                     ?-M      Toronto                       Unknown
65.  Sat.            06/25   John Doe                     30’s-M Toronto                       Unknown
66.  Sat.            07/02   Jane Doe                     50’s-F  Toronto                       Unknown
67.  Sun.           07/17   Visu Vimalan              48-M   Trenton Ont.               rip current
68.  Sun.           07/17   John Doe                     35-M   Toronto                       Swim from boat
69.  Sun.           07/17   John Doe                     29-M   Wasaga                        Beach Ont. PWC
70.  Tues.          07/19   Uche Chuks                13-F     Hamilton Ont.             swimming from dock
71.  Tues.          07/26   Shaylean Richards      32-F     Fair Haven                  rip current
72.  Mon.          08/01   John Doe                     49-M   Sandbanks                   rip current
73.  Sat.            08/20   John Doe                     25-M   Rochester                    unknown
74.  Sun.           09/04   Alex Montgomery       14-M   Ft. Niagara                  fall (etoh)
75.  Sun.           09/06   John Doe                     14-M   Orilla, Ont.                  Unknown
76.  Mon.          10/31   Alan Shultz                 66-M   Sodus Point, NY         Boat capsized
77.  Tues.          11/22   Tracey Bango              46-M   Oswego County          Kayaking/hunting
78.  Sun.           12/04   Ashley Lynn Ganyo    24-F     Billings Park                Car accident
LAKE HURON:
79.  Sat.            02/26   Robert Quesnelle        40-M   Georgian Bay              Snowmobiling
80.  Mon.          04/18   James McComb II       20-M   Port Austin                  Wash from pier
81.  Sun.           07/24   Jason McLeod             20-M   Port Franks                  Swimming
82.  Sun.           07/24   Ragna Bersenas           67-F     Georgian Bay              Swimming
83.  Sun.           07/31   Jan Raczychi               49-F     Tobermory                   Scuba
84.  Mon.          08/01   Donald Dorey             42-M   Long Point                  unknown
85.  Thurs.        08/11   Jason McDonough      36-M   Sauble Beach              unknown
86.  Fri.             09/09   Zachary Marengeur     20-M   Bruce P. Park              rip current
87.  Fri.             09/09   Gavin Marengeur        18-M   Bruce P. Park              rip current
2010 Great Lakes Drowning’s
74 (32 via Rip Currents)
Note: An asterisk identifies a “would be rescuer”.
LAKE MICHIGAN:
1.      Tues           01/26   Mauricio Guaylias                   27-M   Chicago                       Unknown
2.      Tues           03/02   Richard Wieting,                     53-M   Montrose (Chi.)           Unknown
3.      Tues           04/18   John Doe                                     -M   Zion                             Unknown
4.      Sun            04/25   Ryan Lightfoot                       28-M   Petoskey                      Canoeing
5.      Sun            04/25   Clifford Denay                       27-M   Petoskey                      Canoeing
6.      Thurs         05/27   Katlyn LeClaire                      13-F     Escanaba                     step -off
7.      Sat             05/29   Kelvin Motsinger                    9-M    Green Bay                    Unknown
8.      Wed          06/09   Sofia Khan                              9-F       Holland WI                 kayaking
9.      Wed          06/09   DeVale Thompson                  16-M   Whiting                       Pier jump
10.  Sat             06/19   Vidyasagar Kapoor                 30-M   Chicago                       Unknown
11.  Tues           06/22   Antoine Miller                         21-M   Waukegan                   swimming
12.  Fri              06/25   Paris Bankhead                       20-M   Ill Beach St. Park        swimming
13.  Sun            07/04   Destiny Bahena                       9-F       Ind. Dunes                  rip current*
14.  Sun            07/04   William Lott                            25-M   Silver Lk. St. Park       rip current
15.  Sun            07/11   Perla Solis                               6-F      Covert Park                 unknown
16.  Fri              07/16   Jordy Graves                           17-M   South Haven               rip current
17.  Sat             07/17   James Savage                          55-M   Garfield Twp              swimming
18.  Fri              07/23   Mark Scheuer                          49-M   Grand Haven              rip current*
19.  Sun            07/25   Alfonso Quintero                    26-M   St. Joe                         rip current
20.  Sun            07/25   Jeremiah Green                       12-M   Racine                         unknown
21.  Sun            07/25   Lindsay Bilka                          17-F     Muskegon MI             rip current
22.  Mon           07/26   Kristopher Kane                      19-M   Sheboygan WI        rip current
23.  Thur           08/05   Richard Drake                         67-M   Covert Park                 rip current
24.  Thur           08/05   Arther Walker                         71-M   Covert Park                 rip current
25.  Fri              08/06   Patrick Reymann                     63-M   Harbor Springs            kayaking
26.  Sun            08/08   Cody Prentiss                          15-M   Calumet Park              unknown
27.  Wed          08/11   Roman Bravo                          19-M   Ill. Beach St Park        unknown
28.  Sat             08/14   Anthony Goldsmith                44-M   Ludington MI             rip current
29.  Sun            08/15   Enrica Lorenz                          27-F     Muskegon MI             rip current
30.  Mon           08/16   Ethan Seitzer                           10-M   Berrien County           rip current
31.  Mon           08/16   Dolsey Lynn Squires               41-F     Gr. Traverse Bay         rip current
32.  Thur           08/19   Richard Habermas                  76-M   Grand haven               rip current
33.  Sun            08/22   Lorenzo Greer                         17-M   Mich. City IN             rip current
34.  Sun            08/22   Scott Hoover                           14-M   Mich. City IN             rip current
35.  Fri              09/03   Timothy Horvath                    26-M   Lincoln Twp MI          rip current
36.  Mon           09/03   Anupam Bhattacharjee           26-M   Ludington MI             pier wash-off
37.  Sun            09/13   Daniel Logsdon                      23-M   Warren Dunes             unknown
38.  Sat             09/18   Timothy Spiller                       49-M   Ludington                   fall from pier
LAKE ERIE
39.  Mon           06/28   Andrew Mooney         21-M   Long Beach ONT                   rip current
40.  Tues           07/06   Louis Barba                 16-M   Sterling St. Park MI                swimming
41.  Thurs         07/08   Anthony Alexander    17-M   Mentor OH                             rip current
42.  Sun            07/11   Chris Alkerton                        18-M   Rock Point      ONT                swimming
43.  Wed          07/14   Victor Arce Jr.                        30-M   Westfield        NY                  swimming
44.  Tues           07/27   Edwin Acosta             41-M   Cleveland        OH                  swim/boat
45.  Sun            08/08   Nate Polosito              14-M   Westfield        OH                  rip current
46.  Mon           08/16   Marco Butler               18-M   Rock Point      ONT                rip current
47.  Thur           08/19   John Doe                     40s-M  Erie                  PA                   unknown
48.  Thur           08/19   John Doe                     53-M   Sherkston        ONT                rip current
49.  Mon           08/23   Cynthia Riediger         53-F     Pelee Island     ONT                rip current*
50.  Mon           09/06   Harallamb Tasi            24-M   Monroe MI                              swimming
51.  Fri              09/11   Marshal Sharpe           58-M   Hamilton ONT                        fishing
52.  Sun            10/10   Mohammed Aljiboori 19-M   Cleveland OH                         Unknown
LAKE SUPERIOR:
53.  Sat             07/03  Marvin Charette          18-M   Red Cliff                                 Unknown
54.  Wed          07/21   Rod Nilsestuen           62-M  Picnic Rocks                           rip current
55.  Thur           08/05   Elias Jenkins                15-M   Presque Isle                             rip current
56.  Thur           08/05   Alex Schuiteman         16-M   Presque Isle                             rip current
57.  Thur           08/05   Douglas Smith                        50-M   Grand Marais                          rip current
58.  Thur           08/05   Eric Smith                   16-M   Grand Marais                          rip current
59.  Fri              08/27   Devante Billups          18-M  Picnic Rocks                           swimming
LAKE ONTARIO:
60.  Mon           03/29   Jill Williams                 85-F     Sodus N.Y.                             Unknown
61.  Fri              05/28   Edward McMillon      20-M   Rochester NY                         Pier Jump
62.  Wed          06/09   John Doe                     23-M   Pt. Dalhousie                           fall from pier
63.  Fri              07/22   Justin Callahan            29-M   Brighton ONT                         kayaking
64.  Wed          07/28   Mehmet Yilmaz          22-M   Irondequoit Bay                      swim/boat
65.  Fri              08/06   Richard Woodall         77-M   Ellisburg ONT                         fishing
66.  Thur           09/02   Michael Steger            36-M   Olcott NY                               fishing
LAKE HURON:
67.  Sun            04/16   Lawrence Burack        61-M   Saginaw Bay                           Fishing
68.  Tues           06/29   Douglas Rucinskas      5-M     Bayfield ONT                         rip current
69.  Tues           06/29   Andrew Rucinskas      48-M   Bayfield ONT                         rip current*
70.  Sun            07/25   George Georgion Jr     16-M   Lexington MI                          rip current
71.  Tues           07/27   Joseph Lathan             18-M   Conneaut OH                          pier jump
72.  Sun            08/15   John Doe                     10-M   Georgan Bay                           canoeing
73.  Mon           08/16   Oksana Milovanovic   16-F     Kincardine ONT                     rip current

74.  Thurs   08/19   John Doe                     24-M   Sauble Beach ONT



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