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Officials continue recovery effort for missing swimmer identified as Brookfield teen

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Updated: 8:34 p.m. August 6, 2019

CUDAHY, Wis. (CBS 58) -- Sheriff's officials have identified the 19-year-old swimmer who went missing in Lake Michigan Monday night as Aaron Q. Polnitz of Brookfield.

Several agencies conducted a search Tuesday in an effort to locate Polnitz, with negative results. 

Officials say search operations lasted until about 8 p.m. Tuesday evening.

They say at this time, search efforts have entered the recovery phase. The Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office is continuing to investigate this incident.

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Updated: 12:00 p.m. August 6, 2019

CUDAHY, Wis. (CBS 58) -- The Coast Guard says the search for a 19-year-old swimmer who went in Lake Michigan has shifted from rescue to recovery. 

The Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office is now leading the search alongside the Milwaukee Police Department and Department of Natural Resources. 

On Monday, witnesses told police the swimmer had problems returning to shore. The swimmer was said to be part of a group of three and the other two swimmers were taken to the hospital for precautionary reasons after swallowing a lot of water. Officials say they were released from the hospital Tuesday morning and are okay. 

Neighbors near the park say they want a barrier cutting off access to the lake from the park.

 "Some people we were talking to last night were saying they should put up a bigger fence or a wall. Something so they can't keep going down there," says Cudahy resident Timothy Cornale. 

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Updated: 9:52 p.m. August 5, 2019

CUDAHY, Wis. (CBS 58) -- The Cudahy Fire Department says the search for a missing 19-year-old man in Lake Michigan has been suspended until Tuesday morning.

The search was called off Monday night due to weather and visibility.

CBS 58 will provide updates as they become available.

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Posted: 8:58 p.m. August 5, 2019

CUDAHY, Wis. (CBS 58) -- The Coast Guard has confirmed that they are searching for a missing swimmer in Lake Michigan Monday night.

Officials say the call came in around 6:30 p.m. 

The Cudahy Fire Chief says three young adults were hanging out by the lakefront. One of them went for a swim, but did not resurface. 

"One of those three ran up the lake bend as fast as he could and called 911 and alerted us," Chief Dan Mayer said.

The Fire Chief says it's too early to call this a recovery mission.

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