Swimmer missing in Trenton Channel

James David Dickson
The Detroit News

Gibraltar —  Downriver authorities say they haven't located a woman who may have drowned after going missing in the Trenton Channel on Wednesday.

Lt. Bruce Bullard of the Gibraltar Police Department said the Wayne County Sheriff's Office had two boats out Thursday searching, and Grosse Ile police also joined the search.

The search was suspended for the night by 6 p.m., Gilbratar police said. It was not clear if the effort would continue Friday.

Officials had been searching since a 911 call about 6:10 p.m. Wednesday from the Trenton Channel near Calf Island.

People aboard a boat on the water told the Wayne County's marine division that someone in the group took a swim in the water but had become separated from the boat due to the current of the Detroit River. They said the person "quickly went under the water and never resurfaced," Gibraltar police said in a statement.

Passengers on the boat had been wake-boarding at the time.

Wayne County, the U.S. Coast Guard and the Downriver Dive Team joined the search and rescue effort, but suspended the search for the night at 10:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Police are withholding the victim's identify, pending family notifications.