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Posted on: June 16, 2022

UPDATED: Search underway for missing swimmer in Silver Lake

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JUNE 17, 2022, UPDATE: 

The 22-year-old male swimmer that went missing on Silver Lake was located and pulled from the water at 7:10 PM last night at a depth of 25 feet by area dive teams.  He has been identified as Philip Shwaiko, a resident of Kenosha, WI.


On 06/16/2022 at 12:37 PM Kenosha County Deputies responded with Salem Lakes Fire and Rescue to Silver Lake, in the Village of Salem Lakes, for a report of a missing swimmer in the water.   

Initial reports indicated that a 5-year-old female child and a 22-year-old male were swimming after jumping into the water from a boat on the lake. The male who was not wearing a floatation device went underwater and did not resurface.  The child was wearing a personal floatation device and was picked up by another boat that was also on the lake.  Dive teams from Southeast Wisconsin and Northern Illinois were called in to assist in an attempt to locate the missing male.

At about 2:40 PM Salem Lakes Fire Chief James Lejcar, no longer considered the incident a rescue, at which time turned into a recovery mission.  Agencies will continue to search the waters for the 22-year-old male victim until dark.  If he is not found before dark, recovery efforts will continue in the morning.

We ask anyone with information regarding this incident to contact the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department at (262) 605-5100.

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