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Update: Illinois Woman Dead, Husband Lost After Lake Michigan Dive

MILWAUKEE (AP) -- 5:28p.m. Update: Authorities in Wisconsin say an Illinois woman is dead and her husband is missing after a diving incident on Lake Michigan.

Milwaukee County sheriff's authorities say the diving team included a captain and four members.

The team member who died is identified as 53-year-old Susan Winn and the missing diver as her husband, 53-year-old James Winn, both of Kildeer, Illinois.

James Winn is presumed dead. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports the U.S. Coast Guard said Saturday it was suspending the search.

The Coast Guard was called to the dive boat Friday about 17 miles (27 kilometers) from Milwaukee about a person who was unresponsive after surfacing. That diver later died, and the search began for a second diver.

The boat driver and two other divers were not hurt.


4:40 p.m.

Authorities say one diver is dead and another missing after a diving incident on Lake Michigan near South Milwaukee.

Petty Officer Gavin Shepherd says the U.S. Coast Guard responded to a dive boat at 2 p.m. Friday about 17 miles (27 kilometers) east-southeast of Milwaukee for a call that a person had surfaced and was unresponsive.

That person was in critical condition and was later pronounced dead. The Milwaukee County Medical Examiner's Office says it responded to the Coast Guard station Friday afternoon.

Shepherd told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel that Coast Guard crews and a helicopter, along with marine units from the Milwaukee Police Department, were still searching about 6 p.m. Friday for the missing diver.

A boat driver and two other divers on the boat were not hurt.

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