Rescue teams recovered the body of 54-year-old suburban man in Northwest Indiana just before 1 p.m. today.
Amer Rustum of Willowbrook was with two friends on a boat yesterday in Lake Michigan near the Indiana Dunes State Park. Witnesses told rescue workers Rustum couldn't swim. He fell into the water while climbing on the side of the boat. Rustum’s friends attempted to throw him a flotation device but it was too late.
The incident took place near the main pavilion at the Indiana Dunes State Park. The group was just about 20 yards off shore but rescue workers needed sonar equipment to recover the victim's body. Rustum was found in about 11 feet of water.
The investigation continues but it appears as if it was an accident