Body Of Missing Swimmer Found In Gary, Indiana

Search teams have located the body of a woman who vanished in Lake Michigan near Gary, Indiana. Rescue teams say they found the body of 24-year-old Tiara Hardy around 5:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Hardy went missing Monday around 7:25 p.m. when she went swimming with friends at Marquette Park Beach. Officials believe high waves swept her away and she never surfaced. Onlookers were able to rescue another female and male from the water.

Indiana Conservation Officer Tyler Brock said, in a press conference, officers located an object under the water using side-scan sonar equipment. The Lake County Marine Unit also saw the object on their sonar devices. Divers confirmed it was the body of a female black woman matching Hardy’s description.

The Lake County Coroner confirmed the body as that of Tiara Hardy.


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