U.S. Coast Guard rescuers found Anthony Joseph Kelly in a rip current about 350 yards from shore after receiving a call for help around 12:30 p.m., Tribune reports said.
Officials declared Kelly dead at a St. Joseph, MI, hospital, the Tribune reported.
Kelly was 41 years old, according to Michigan Live.
Waves were six to eight feet high at the time of the drowning, the site reported.
"The strongest Olympic swimmer would get fatigued" under those circumstances, Chickaming Township Police Department Assistant Chief Todd Taylor told Michigan Live.
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