Man missing; swept from river mouth into Lake Michigan

Associated Press

Ludington –A 38-year-old man is missing after he, his wife and their two children were swept into Lake Michigan from the mouth of the Big Sable River in western Michigan.

A no swimming sign is placed near the outlet of the Big Sable River in Ludington.

The Ludington Daily News reports that sheriff’s officials have identified the missing man as Brian Herrmann and that his family was rescued from the water Thursday afternoon at Ludington State Park, northwest of Grand Rapids.

Searchers were continuing to look for Herrmann Friday.

Officials are warning about fast currents and high water levels at river mouths that empty into the lake. Michigan’s Department of Natural Resources has closed the Big Sable River’s outlet to swimming.

A 14-year-old girl and 18-year-old man have died in separate swimming incidents since July 18.