Coast Guard releases name of man missing in Lake Michigan

9th Coast Guard District News
CLEVELAND — The Coast Guard and partner agencies are continuing to search for a man in Lake Michigan, who went missing Thursday afternoon.

Missing is Michael Janko, 50, from Blue Island, Ill.

At 3:45 p.m., a search-and-rescue controller at Coast Guard Sector Lake Michigan, in Milwaukee, was contacted by a boater who said Janko went missing while he was swimming in Lake Michigan .25 miles north of Wahala Beach in Hammond, Ind.

He was reportedly not wearing a life jacket.

A rescue boatcrew aboard a 25-foot Response Boat-Small launched from Coast Guard Station Calumet Harbor, Ill., and a rescue aircrew aboard an MH-65C Dolphin helicopter launched from Coast Guard Air Facility Waukegan, Ill.

Also searching are rescue crews from the Lake County, Ind., Sheriff’s Department, Indiana Department of Natural Resources and Hammond Fire Department.

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