Man drowns while swimming in Door County

File photo (WLUK/Gabrielle Mays)

SISTER BAY (WLUK) -- A Chicago man drowned while swimming in Door County over the weekend.

Emergency responders were called to Sand Bay Park in Sister Bay around 4:30 p.m. Saturday for a missing swimmer.

The 36-year-old man was swimming off the sand bar with friends, about 125 feet from shore, when he went under, officials say.

The man was located in about 20 feet of water.

He was brought to the beach where CPR was started.

The man was taken to a local hospital and eventually transported to a hospital in Green Bay by helicopter.

He was pronounced dead Sunday.

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