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Workers demolish an abandoned home dangling from a cliff 50 feet above the Lake Michigan shoreline in Somers. Mike De Sisti, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

A home in the Village of Somers has been demolished after Lake Michigan's rising water levels caused the ground under the home to erode. 

About a year ago a family lived in the home and lost a sun porch, connected to the home, into the lake. Soon after, they abandoned the home as it dangled over Lake Michigan, according to Jason Peters, Somers village and town assistant administrator. 

The home, which was sold for $181,000 in 2003, was foreclosed on in May, according to property records. The cost to keep the bluff from eroding could have cost the same as the home and property itself. 

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Workers remove an abandoned home dangling from a cliff on the Lake Michigan shoreline in Somers. Erosion of bluffs along the lake has endangered homes near the shoreline in Wisconsin.