Indiana man drowns after saving his girlfriend

Donald Turner was swimming with his girlfriend Sunday in Lake Michigan when she began to struggle, according to the Indiana Department of Natural Resources.

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A man drowned June 14, 2021 in Michigan City, Indiana.

A man drowned June 14, 2021 in Michigan City, Indiana.

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A man drowned after saving his girlfriend Sunday in Michigan City, Indiana.

Donald Turner, of Porter, Indiana, was swimming with his girlfriend about 4:40 p.m. in Lake Michigan when she began to struggle, according to the Indiana Department of Natural Resources.

Turner, 28, was able to get her to safety before he went underwater, officials said.

Another swimmer found Turner’s body near where he was last seen, officials said. Michigan City firefighters pulled the body from the water and performed life-saving measures.

He was transported to Franciscan Hospital, where he was pronounced dead, officials said.

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