LAKE MICHIGAN - This year is shaping up to be one of the deadliest years in recent memory on Lake Michigan, and the Great Lakes in general.
Including the presumed deaths of the two teenagers near Holland that occurred Wednesday night, there have been at least 34 deaths on Lake Michigan, so far this year. For all of the Great Lakes, the number is 71 for 2016. This number already higher than the totals in both 2014, 54, and in 2015, 55.
That's according to the Great Lakes Surf Rescue Project, a group dedicated to preventing water deaths. The Surf Rescue Project says 2012 was the deadliest recent year for drowning deaths on the lakes -- when 101 people were killed.
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