Report of child floating on log triggers lake search

Authorities find log but no person, say no one was reported missing Tuesday
Ozaukee Press staff

Port Washington police officers and firefighters, as well as the Coast Guard and Ozaukee County rescue boat, were out on Lake Michigan Tuesday afternoon searching for a child who was reported to be floating on a log about a mile offshore.

Police received a call about 2:42 p.m. from someone on south beach who said they saw a child floating on a log.

Rescue personnel found the log floating a few hundred yards off the beach, according to police, but they found no signs of a child.

As of 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, no child had been reported missing, police said.

Emergency personnel continued to search the lakefront Tuesday night.


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