Saturday, March 17, 2012
Man Drowning in Lake Michigan 1992
In February of that year the lake was cold, but not frozen.While I bundled up to go for my runs, I wasn't terribly cold and I enjoyed torturing myself with thoughts of somehow falling into the cold, choppy water. One afternoon, as I arrived at the lake, I could see that the parking lot had been closed off, and there were a number of police cars and vans. Several divers in wet suits were diving off a small wall into the water. Evidently, in the early hours of the morning, a man had driven his sports car at a high speed directly into the lake, and the divers were searching for both the car and his body. I stood and watched, hoping they would find him, but also dreading that they would find him since I had never seen a dead person before. Vicarious peeping Holly was stronger than timid Holly and I stood around and watched for quite awhile as the divers would dive in, submerge, be under for awhile, and then come back up. But, no luck, and finally, bored, I went off on my run. Left to my thoughts, I could only imagine what it would have been like for the driver as he hit the frigid water and went down, trapped in his car, surrounded by the freezing water.