body recovery

Kenosha Police respond to the scene near Carthage College on Wednesday where a body was found on the Lake Michigan shore. It is believed to be the body of a teen who went missing after jumping off the pier last week.

A body found on the shoreline of Lake Michigan near Carthage College has been identified as Donovan Anderson of Kenosha.

Anderson, 17, drowned Sept. 6 after he and friends jumped into the lake from the north pier at Kenosha Harbor.

He was swept away by a strong rip current, leading to a two-day search involving divers, boats with sonar and helicopters.

His body was found by Carthage College students Wednesday afternoon on a beach just east of the college’s residence halls, about 3 miles north of the harbor.

His death was the fourth drowning death in Kenosha this summer, the second in a week in Kenosha Harbor.

Anderson was a senior at Indian Trail High School and Academy.

A friend who spoke to the Kenosha News at the scene of the drowning on Sept. 6 said he and three friends had been on the pier taking photos for the school yearbook when the drowning occurred.

His death has led to an outcry about improving safety measures at the north pier and at the outlet of the Pike River, areas where there are often rip currents.

Two people have drowned this year at the outlet of the Pike River, including a father who drowned after going in the lake to try to help his daughter who were struggling in the water.

The girl was able to make it back to shore.

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