Indiana man abandons record-setting swim across Lake Michigan after storms
CHICAGO — Storms forced a Northwest Indiana man to abandon his attempt at swimming across Lake Michigan.
Scott Wolford, 51, began his attempt at a record-setting swim around 5 a.m. Thursday at Ohio Street Beach.
After battling storms and waves for 14 hours and 58 minutes — he gave up.
Wolford planned on swimming 120-miles to St. Joseph, Michigan and back.
He says he usually averages two-miles-per-hour, but the weather slowed him down.
He said quitting was a tough call to make.
He attempted the record-swim to bring awareness to the importance of clean water.