Instances of drowning in Lake Michigan are up this summer.
The Great Lakes Surf Rescue Project tracks how many people drown in the Great Lakes. The nonprofit says incidences of drowning in Lake Michigan are over 60% higher when compared to last year.
Dave Benjamin is the group's co-founder.
"Contributing factors: we're having some great weekend weather. What we know is if it's warm, windy, waves on a weekend, the four W's, then we have a high number of people going to the beaches," Benjamin says.