Search for missing father suspended

Posted at 11:11 AM, Jul 26, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-26 19:25:24-04

LUDINGTON, Mich. — The search for a missing swimmer in Lake Michigan is being suspended for the day due to poor weather conditions.

Crews have spent the day searching for Brian Herrmann, 38, of the Brighton area, but had to stop Friday afternoon because the conditions became too dangerous.

He was last seen swimming at the mouth of the Big Sauble River outlet Thursday afternoon at about 3:15 p.m. Herrmann was swimming with his wife and children at the time and they were rescued by other beachgoers.

The Sauble River outlet is currently closed to swimming because river outlet currents are running high and can sweep swimmers away from shore.

Herrmann's presumed drowning is the second this week in Lake Michigan near Ludington.