An Indiana woman drowned in Lake Michigan near Gary on Saturday morning, Department of Natural Resources officials announced.

The woman, 24-year-old Kaitlynn Boswinkle, was swimming with two friends at Marquette Beach on Saturday morning. After the three swimmers briefly got out of the water, Boswinkle got back in and swam to a buoy approximately 200 feet from shore, police said.

After a short time, the two friends on the beach lost sight of Boswinkle, and went in after her. They returned to shore after three-to-five foot waves and a strong current kept them from reaching the buoy, and they called police, according to a press release.

Emergency workers from the Gary Police and Fire Departments ultimately located Boswinkle, and they pulled her from the water around 9:30 a.m.

Police announced that the incident is still under investigation by Indiana Conservation officers. 

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