The Journal Gazette
Wednesday, September 09, 2020 12:01 am

New Haven teen's body recovered from Lake Michigan

The Journal Gazette

MICHIGAN CITY, Ind. – The body of a 16-year-old New Haven girl was recovered from the Indiana waters of Lake Michigan after she was reported missing while swimming with family, authorities said.

The girl's body was recovered near the Michigan City lighthouse pier by members of the Michigan City Fire Department about 50 minutes after she was reported missing about 2 p.m. Monday, Indiana conservation officers said. The girl was identified as Trinity Coulter.

"It is with a very heavy heart that we share the loss of one of our favorite soccer and basketball alumni, Trinity Coulter. So many of our c3 family had the privilege to be on her team, coach her and enjoy her enthusiasm over the last 6 years," C3sports said on its Facebook page.

A National Weather Service beach hazard statement reporting high-risk swimming conditions for the area was in effect at the time of the incident, which remains under investigation.

The following was released from East Allen County Schools on Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2020: 

Our entire school community is saddened by the passing of Trinity Coulter. We extend our heartfelt condolences and support to her family. East Allen County Schools will have counselors and resources at New Haven High School to help our students and staff through the grieving process. We would respectfully ask that the local media allow us to devote our attention to the needs of our students and staff during this difficult time. T

Thank you.

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