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Undertow Drowns Boys, Fisherman

Mon., May 20, 1996

Three boys swimming in Lake Michigan were pulled under by strong current and drowned Sunday. A fisherman who jumped in the 45-degree water to save them was missing.

The boys, ages 6 to 9, were found several hours after they disappeared about 30 yards from shore, police Capt. Pat Weidner said. They were believed to be two brothers and a cousin, Weidner said.

Two men fishing from shore jumped in after them and reached the children. Then all five were pulled under by the current, Weidner said.

One of the fishermen managed to make it back to shore.

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