Drowning Fatality at Sand Bay Park, Sister Bay

At 4:42 pm Aug. 18, the Door County Sheriff’s Office was notified of a missing swimmer, a 36-year-old man from Chicago, at Sand Bay Park, located at 11154 Sand Bay Lane, Sister Bay. The victim was swimming off the sand bar with friends about 125 feet from shore when he went under. Several people at the beach responded to search for the victim and located him in about 20 feet of water. He was brought to the beach where CPR was started. Sister Bay/Liberty Grove EMR’s, Door County EMS and the Sheriff’s Department responded and took over life saving measures. The victim was transported to Door County Medical Center and eventually transported to St. Vincent hospital via helicopter. On Aug. 19 the sheriff’s office was notified by the Brown County Medical Examiner that the victim had died. The identity of the victim is withheld pending notification of family.

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