A woman apparently drowned Saturday morning at a northwest Indiana beach.
Authorities were called about a woman in the water at 7:50 a.m. to Marquette Beach in Gary, according to a statement from Gary police. The beach was closed at the time and there was no lifeguard on duty.
Kaitlynn Boswinkle, 24, was pronounced dead at 9:30 a.m. near the beach in the 6900 block of Oak Avenue, according to the Lake County coroner’s office. She lived in Hammond, Indiana.
Police referred to the incident as a drowning, but the coroner’s office has not yet ruled on the manner of death.
High wave warnings have been issued for all Gary beaches and no swimming is currently allowed, police said.