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2012 Great Lakes Drowning Statistics

June 27th, 2014 by

2012

101 Great Lakes drownings 

GREAT LAKES, USA – The Great Lakes Surf Rescue Project (GLSRP) announces its current drowning statistics. There were 101 drownings on the Great Lakes in 2012, and there are at least five drowning cases yet to be confirmed (four of those occurring in Chicago). Overall between 2010 and 2012 there have been 262 drownings on the Great Lakes (87 drownings in 2011; 74 drownings in 2010).

“Great Lakes drownings are now at a ‘pandemic-like’ state,” said Dave Benjamin, executive director of the Great Lakes Surf Rescue Project. “These drowning fatalities should prompt communities to completely rethink beach and water safety programs.”

2012 Great Lakes Drownings

LAKE MICHIGAN

1. Sun.             01/08   John Doe                                 M-30s Chicago, IL
2. Tue.             01/24   Brittany Finley                        22-F     Oak Creek, WI
3. Sun.             02/05   John Doe                                 M-50s Chicago, IL
4. Fri.               03/02   Talmadge “Todd” Channell    35-M   Chicago, IL
5. Sun.             03/04   Philip Patnaude                       28-M   Chicago, IL                 Fell in Harbor
6. Mon.            03/05   Rasheed Mariano                    17-M   Waukegan, IL             Pier Jump
7. Sat.              03/10   Peter Dougherty                      24-M   Port Washington, WI  Kayaking
8. Mon.            03/26   Jane Doe                                 ?-F       Chicago, IL
9. Wed.           04/11   Willie Edward Hurse              33-M   Beverly Shores, IN
10. Sun.           04/22   David Dickerson                     43-M   Grand Traverse Bay    Canoe
11. Wed.        05/19   Maurice Blandin                     21-M   North Ave. Beach, Chicago, IL
12. Thur.          05/24   Lexie Adu                               15-F     Loyola Park Chicago, IL
13. Sat.            05/26   Jane Doe                                 36-F     59th Street harbor Chicago, IL
14. Mon.          05/28   Jorge Garduno                        20-M   Zion, Illinois
15. Sat.            06/02   Ling Lang Zou                        24-F     Ludington, MI
16. Tues.          06/12   George Sosa                            14-M   North Ave. Beach Chicago, IL
17. Fri.             06/15   Christian Ouding                    13-M   Grand Haven, MI
18. Mon.          06/17   Leonel Dominguez                  31-M   Beverly Shores, IN
19. Mon.          06/17   Joseph Hall                              58-M   Pere Marquette Park, MI
20. Tues.          06/19   Alexander Hines                     26-M   St. Joseph, MI, Pier Jumping
21. Wed.         06/20   Maleisa Brown                        3-F       South Haven, MI
22. Wed.         07/04   Mahlik J. Harris                       ?-M      31St Street Beach, Chicago, IL
23. Sun.           07/08   Corey McFry                           15-M   Portage, IN
24. Thur.          07/12   Romero Roundtree                 16-M   Chicago, IL
25. Sun.           07/15   Dr. Victoria Kut                      44-F     Lake Forest, IL
26. Fri.             07/20   Nacere Bradley                       5-M     West Beach, Gary, IN
27. Fri.             07/20   Craig A. Hoffman                   44-M   Eichelman Park, Kenosha, WI
28. Sat.            07/21   Robert Moran                          18-M   Cross Village Beach, MI
29. Fri.             07/27   Ron Washington                     60-M   Burton Place, Chicago, IL
30. Fri.             07/27   Ayanna Patterson                    12-F     North Avenue Beach, Chicago, IL
31. Sun.           08/05   Dr. Donald Liu                       50-M, Cherry Beach, Chickaming, MI
32. Sun.           08/05   Anthony Kelly                                    41-M, Tiscornia Beach, St. Joseph, MI
33. Sun.           08/05   Kevin Patrick Schlake             40-M, Peterson Beach, Benzie County,
34. Fri.             08/10   David Diener                          21-M Sheboygan, WI
35. Fri.             08/10   Kurt K. Netzer                        37-M Sheboygan, WI
36. Thur.          08/16   William Sorokin                      67-M Ludington, MI
37. Thur.          08/16   Ray Finholm                           59-M Ludington, MI
38. Tues.          08/21   John Doe                                 34-M Menominee, WI
39. Wed.         08/22   David Patarozi                                    68-M Belmont Harbor, Chicago, IL
40. Thur.          08/30   Brian Rolston                          16-M Van’s Beach, MI Rip Current
41. Sun.           09/02   Karl W. Schmidt                     61-M Deland Park, Sheboygan, WI
42. Sun.           09/02   Tyler Buczek                           15-M Port Washington, WI
43. Sat.            09/01   Paul DeTrano                          36-M Holland, MI
44. Sun.           09/02   Vikrant Kole                           26-M Silver Lake State Park, MI
45. Sun.           09/09   Frederick McKeown               57-M Michigan City, IN
46. Tues.          09/18   Barakat Kaid                           40-M Milwaukee, WI
47. Sun.           09/23   Harsha Maddula                     18-M Wilmette Harbor, Chicago, IL
48. Thur.          09/28   John Doe                                 40’s-M Navy Pier, Chicago, IL
49. Tues.          10/23   John Doe                                 40’s-M Montrose Harbor, Chicago, IL
50. Sun.           11/18   Jesse Neuser                            24-M Manitowoc’s car ferry dock
LAKE SUPERIOR
51. Mon.          06/11   Jeffery Carlos Watson Jr.,       13-M   Duluth, MN
52. Sun.           06/17   Robert Weitzel                        57-M   Pigeon Bay Point, MN Kayak
53. Tues.          06/26   Derril Yerigan                         52-M   Whitefish Point, MI    Scuba Diving
54. Thur.          07/05   William Jaksha                        54-M   Ontonagon
55. Wed.         07/11   Rose Mary Marshall                89-F     Grand Marais
56. Thur.          08/02   Charles Conklin                      74-M   Apostle Islands National Lakeshore
LAKE ONTARIO
57. Sat.            01/21   J. Doe                                      ?-?       Boulevard Club
58. Thur.          02/09   John Doe                                 47-M   Burloak Waterfront Park
59. Sun.           02/26   J. Doe                                      ?-?       Queen’s Quay
60. Wed.         02/29   Mathieu LeClair                     20-M   Kingston, Ont.
61. Fri.             03/16   John Doe                                 20-M   Toronto                       Fall
62. Fri.           04/13 Jane Doe                                  ?-F       Etobicoke Yacht Club
63. Sat.            04/21   David Tuttle                            ?-M      Henderson, NY
64. Sun.           06/16   Marcos A. Peralta                   27-M   Fair Haven Beach       Pier Jumping
65. Sun.           07/08   Dennis J. Ash                          16-M   Wilson, NY     Swimming near Pier
66. Thur.          07/19   John Doe                                 24-M   Bluffer’s Park
67. Sat.            07/21   John Doe                                 17-M
68. Tues.          07/24   Timothy D. Confer                 33-M   Sandy Creek
69. Sun.           08/05   John Doe                                 17-M   Scarborough
70.Sun.            08/05   John Doe                                 22-M   Scarborough
71. Sun.           08/05   Mustafa Ahmadi                     26-M   Whitby Ontario
72. Fri.             08/10   Victor O. Woolson                  19-M   Flat Rock
73. Fri.             08/17   Jane Doe                                 78-F     Sandbanks Provincial Park
74. Fri.             08/31   John Doe                                 60’s-M Port Dalhousie
75. Sun.           09/30   Mitchell Somerville      17-M   Frenchman’s Bay76. Tues.          10/13   John Doe                                 ?-M      Peel, Port Credit Harbor Marina
LAKE ERIE
77. Wed.         05/23   Gregory Gulko                        45-M   Point Pelee      Sailing
78. Thur.          06/21   John Doe                                 22-M   Lake Erie Harbor        Pier Jumping
79. Wed.         06/26   Laura Recco                            47-F     Huntington Beach, Ohio Rip Current
80. Thur.          07/04   Anthony Norman                    23-M   Avon Lake, Ohio        Fishing
81. Fri.             07/13   David Harder                          07-M   Port Burwell, Ont.      Swimming
82. Fri.             07/13   Lisa Harder                             10-F     Port Burwell, Ont.      Swimming
83. Sat.            07/14   John Doe                                 12-M   Sherkston Shores, Ontario84. Tues.          07/17   Terry Hansard                         18-M   Euclid Beach, Cleveland
85. Fri.             07/27   Charles D. McCarley              46-M   Ottawa County’s West Harbor
86. Sun.           08/05   Walter Santos                          43-M   Long Point Park
87. Sun.           08/05   Slavisa Bugarcic,                     34-M   Mentor, OH
88. Mon.          08/13   Michael Foreman                    34-M   Avon Lake, Ohio
89. Mon.          09/03   John Doe                                 29-M   Long Point Provincial Park, Ont
LAKE HURON
90. Sun.           07/01   Jeno Bujtas                              27-M   Grand Bend
91. Mon.          07/09   Mohammed Zindani               7-M     Port Huron
92. Sun.           07/22   John Doe                                 6-M     Manitoulin Island
93. Mon.          07/23   John Doe                         21 Mos-M   Manitoulin Island
94. Sun.           07/29   John Doe                                 43-M   Sarnia Yacht Club
95. Sat.            08/04   John Doe                                 30-M   Lakeside Beach, Port Huron
96. Fri.             08/31   Jeremy Gerber                         36-M Sauble Beach, Canada
97. Sun.           09/02   Gordon Van Dyke                  53-M Bayfield, Ont.
98. Fri.             10/05   Martin Nashkawa                    34-M Sagamok
99. Sun.           10/07   John Doe                                 20-M Lighthouse Beach, Port Huron
100. Fri.           12/07   Craig Bressette                        50-M Kettle Point, Fishing Boat Capsized
101. Fri.           12/07   William Calvin George           58-M Kettle Point, Fishing Boat Capsized

 



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