Chicago man identified as body recovered from Lake Michigan in Whiting, Indiana, authorities say

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Monday, September 11, 2023
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WHITING, Ind. (WLS) -- The body of a Chicago man was recovered from Lake Michigan Saturday in Whiting, Indiana, according to the Indiana Department of Natural Resources.

The man was identified as 27-year-old Gerardo Casteneda-Soto, who lived in Chicago, IDNR said.

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Authorities were called to Whiting Lakefront Park around 4 p.m. Saturday for a person struggling in the water, IDNR said. Casteneda-Soto was later discovered by the Whiting Fire Department and pronounced dead at a hospital.

Casteneda-Soto's cause of death was not immediately known. An autopsy is pending, IDNR said.

Indiana Conservation Officers continue to investigate.