Authorities search lake for man who tried to rescue son
Kalamazoo — Dive crews are searching a lake in southwestern Michigan for the body of a Kalamazoo man who jumped in to try to rescue his 15-year-old son.
Kalamazoo County Undersheriff Paul Matyas says the search on Gull Lake is now a recovery mission, because they presume the man has drowned. The search resumed about 7 a.m. Sunday.
The Kalamazoo County Sheriff’s deputies say the teen started struggling while swimming and the man jumped in to help him about 2 p.m. Saturday. A second person jumped in and was able to assist the teen back to the pontoon boat.
When they turned to grab the father, he was gone.
The 15-year-old was taken to Borgess Medical Center for treatment and is expected to recover.
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