Having only ever gone for a swim in rivers or the ocean, I'm not really getting how it's dangerous. Is there some sort of movement in it that takes you off your feet like a hidden current?Secondly, too bad for the man who took his last today, and his family.. No one goes out to have that happen..
As a warning / caution / heads-up ... beware of the western basin of Lake Erie... it DOES NOT resemble the characteristics of any other body of water ...
Due to the relatively shallow / low slope / force of a major body , with totally different characteristics / and the various feeds from tributaries, it is a VERY dangerous body of water...
I understand that lakes can get a bit rough when the wind picks up but I would have expected that a shallow, low slope lake would be the safest sort of swimming spot you could get.