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New water safety equipment, protocols to be implemented by Racine County, City

The City of Racine’s coastline is nestled next to Lake Michigan. North Beach, 100 Kewaunee St., and Zoo Beach, located just north of it, are utilized for water recreation, especially during the summer months. Lake Michigan poses a threat to local swimmers and beachgoers. Problems with safe water quality levels and currents have resulted in […]

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Racine County Sheriff: Lake Michigan Drowning Victims Identified

Eisha N. Figuereo Colon Yaadwinder Singh RACINE – The Racine County Sheriff’s Office on Monday identified two drowning victims from separate incidents in Lake Michigan Saturday as Eisha N. Figuereo Colon, 10, of Racine, and Yaadwinder Singh, 17 of Franklin. Figuereo Colon, who went by the name Naomi, was in the water off Zoo Beach […]

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One Drowned, One Rescued In Lake Michigan

Eisha N. Figuereo Colon RACINE – Two drowning incidents in Lake Michigan – reported within minutes of each other – left Eisha N. Figuereo Colon, a 10-year-old girl, dead and a 17-year-old boy in critical condition Saturday. The Racine County Sheriff’s Office reported that first responders from several agencies were called to Zoo Beach about […]

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The HOOK Boat Race To Go Ahead For 2021

The HOOK Race, also titled “Death’s Door Challenge,” is going ahead this year for sailing and boating enthusiasts. Now in it’s 38th year, Racine’s famous boat race covers 189 nautical miles – it’s one of the best long-distance races on the Great Lakes. The HOOK is a shorter version of the popular Mac race, which […]

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