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Gary's Lake Street Beach closed after 'unknown substance' found in water

city of Gary

Gary's Lake Street Beach is closed until further notice, after "an unknown substance" was found in the water. Mayor Jerome Prince said in a statement Friday that he ordered the closure after consulting with city environmental experts and state regulatory officials.

He said the closure will be reviewed on a daily basis, as the city runs tests and monitors the situation. Marquette Beach will remain open, unless the substance is detected there.