Sue Dahlen contributed to this report
April 7, 2017-East Chicago Police and fire personnel are searching an area near the Ameristar Casino for a missing surfer. The call came in at approximately 9:20 p.m. tonight after an as yet identified man did not return from surfing in the area. High waves have brought out surfers for the past couple of days. Police pinged the man’s cell phone and were able to locate it in his vehicle. Officers also searched along the beach and around Ameristar Casino without success.
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