Knox High School Graduate Missing


A 29-year-old Knox High School graduate is missing in the waters of Lake Michigan.

Ron Wood, Jr. of Chicago and several others were in a boat drifting off shore north of Mount Baldy on Saturday night. Two members of the group jumped into the lake and became separated from the boat. A few passengers jumped into the water to retrieve the swimmers. The remaining passenger in the boat could not start the boat’s engine and called 911.

A nearby boat came by and those aboard saw the swimmers struggling and were able to rescue them. The United States Coast Guard arrived at the scene and rescued the others.

During the rescue, it was learned that Wood was still missing. A search continued for Wood, but he was not located. The U.S. Coast Guard suspended the search while Indiana Conservation officers continue to search with a sonar in attempt to locate Wood.