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Body Pulled From Lake May Be Missing Chicago Man

Timothy Horvath ignored rip current warning last week and was dragged out into lake



    Body Pulled From Lake May Be Missing Chicago Man
    Timothy Horvath

    A body recovered from Lake Michigan on Wednesday morning is presumed to be that of a 26-year-old Chicago man who became caught in a rip current last Friday. 

    The body, presumed to be Timothy Horvath, 26, was recovered from about 8 a.m. Wednesday in Lake Township, Mich., about half a mile south of where he disappeared Friday evening, according to a release from Lincoln Charter Township Police.

    The body was spotted in the water near the shoreline by American Electric Power security officers at the DC Cook nuclear plant, who notified Berrien County Sheriff's police.

    Horvath and two friends -- brothers Sean and Robert Finnerman, of Lincolnwood -- ignored a rip current warning on Friday and Horvath was dragged out into the lake.

    Emergency personnel responded at 6:05 p.m. to a distressed swimmer off a private beach in the 7200 block of Waveland Path and learned that Horvath became caught in the current and was missing in the water

    Authorities removed the body from the lake and transported it to Lakeland Hospital in St. Joseph. Although police have said Horvath presumably drowned, the Berrien County medical examiner will perform an autopsy and provide official identification.

    The National Weather Service had issued a warning at 9 a.m. Friday advising people to stay off the lake because of large waves and strong rip currents.