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'The Shark' fails second attempt to swim 80+ miles across Lake Michigan

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Posted at 9:25 AM, Sep 06, 2023
and last updated 2023-09-06 10:25:45-04

MILWAUKEE — Jim "The Shark" Dreyer was pulled from Lake Michigan amid his second attempt to swim over 80 miles across Lake Michigan from Milwaukee.

The 60-year-old took off Monday evening without an escort boat from Bradford Beach. His intended route was 82.5 miles from Milwaukee to Grand Haven, Mich.

According to the website that is tracking his progress, it appears The Shark stopped around 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, about 23 miles out from his starting point.

The website says Dreyer made it back to Milwaukee around 9 p.m. It is not yet clear why Dreyer did not finish his trip.

The Shark made it nearly 10 miles off the coast from Milwaukee during his first attempt, but the current pushed him several miles off course. During the first go, a small boat accompanied him.

This is a developing story and will be updated.