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Body found in Lake Michigan confirmed to be missing Calvin College student

Posted at 8:12 AM, Aug 02, 2015

PORTER BEACH, Ind. — A body found in Lake Michigan is that of missing Calvin College student Chase Froese, according to the Indiana Department of Natural Resources.

Authorities found her body about 300 yards from shore at Indiana Dunes State Park. Her family in Carol Stream, Illinois identified her body.

Froese, 20, studied business and philosophy at Calvin College. She served in a leadership role in her residence hall and was involved in the theater.

Authorities said that Froese and two of her friends were traveling to Grand Rapids on Friday when they stopped at a beach in Porter, Indiana to swim. The three of them struggled against high waves. Emergency personnel and Good Samaritans were able to rescue two of the swimmers out of the water. Froese did not resurface.

Indiana conservation workers are working with national park rangers to continue their investigation of the incident.