Body found on beach was missing boater

OGDEN DUNES – The body of an adult male found on the water’s edge at West Beach on Friday morning has been positively identified by the Porter County Coroner’s office as that of a boater who went missing near Gary's Marquette Park Beach during the afternoon of Aug. 1. The family is requesting his identity not be released.

The coroner’s office has preliminarily determined the cause of death is related to multiple significant injuries consistent with being struck by a watercraft. Toxicology results are pending.

Indiana Conservation Officers are investigating the incident as a boating accident. At this time, it is believed the victim was the only occupant of the boat and was struck by his own boat after falling overboard for an unknown reason.


County Redevelopment Commission meets

La PORTE – The La Porte County Redevelopment Commission will meet at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 28, in Meeting Room 3 at the La Porte County Complex in La Porte. The agenda includes updates on Construction Rail Planning, the I-94/U.S. 421 TIF project, SR 39 Water Tower and Kingsbury Industrial Park.


Sanitary District Commissioners meeting

MICHIGAN CITY – The Board of Commissioners of the Sanitary District of Michigan City will meet at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 28, in the Conference Room at 1100 E. 8th St. in Michigan City. The meeting will include updates on the Karwick Dumpsite Nature Park, the Cheny Run Stormwater Project, the 5th Street Sewer project, the Northbrook Stormwater Drainage Project, Arthur Street Storm Sewer Project, U.S. 20 and Striebel Arm Ditch Force Main Rerouting Project, Long Beach Sewer Project, North End Study, Energy Savings Project, Concord Cleaners Contaminated Ground Water Plume, Ohio Street Reconstruction Project, and White Ditch Cleaning Project.


Recylcling pickup delayed next week

La PORTE – The office of the Solid Waste District of La Porte County will be closed Monday, Sept. 2, for the Labor Day holiday, and there will be a one-day delay in the recycling pickup schedule during the week of Sept. 2-7. The office will reopen Tuesday, Sept. 3.


Human Rights Commission to meet

MICHIGAN CITY – The Michigan City Human Rights Commission will meet at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 3, in the West Conference Room at City Hall, 100 E. Michigan Boulevard. The meeting is open to the public. The agenda includes committee reports on Special Events, Scholarships, Fundraising, Education, Governance, MLK events and PFLAG.

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