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Search suspended after report of child floating on log on Lake Michigan in Port Washington

Ozaukee County Sheriff James Johnson said there are no signs of a child yet and no reports of a child missing in the area.
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Posted at 7:22 PM, Aug 30, 2022

PORT WASHINGTON, Wis. — A search was underway on Lake Michigan at South Beach Park in Port Washington after a report of a child floating on a log on Tuesday.

The search was suspended for the day as of 8 p.m.

Ozaukee County Sheriff James Johnson tells TMJ4 News that there are no signs of a child yet and there has also been no reports of a child missing in the area.

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A search is underway on Lake Michigan in Port Washington.

According to Port Washington police, the department received the report of a child floating on a log about one mile out from the beach around 2:45 p.m. The caller was standing on South Beach at the time.

Officials found the log floating a few hundred yards off South Beach, but no child, police say.

There are three counties involved in the search, including Ozaukee, Milwaukee, and Sheboygan.

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A search is underway on Lake Michigan in Port Washington.

Port Washington police say the Coast Guard, the Ozaukee Rescue Boat, and Port Washington Fire & Rescue will continue to search the area.

This is a developing story and will be updated.

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