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Police searching for teen in lake

Police are searching for a 16-year-old Tri County High School student after a boat he was fishing in capsized.

According to the Montcalm County Sheriff Office, they received the call about 12:30 a.m. Friday morning. Three teenage boys were fishing in their 14-foot aluminum boat on Little Whitefish Lake in Pierson, when it began to take on water and capsized. The teens attempted to swim back to the boat launch, but the victim became separated from the other two. They found their friend was missing when they arrived on shore.

Montcalm County Sheriff’s Office dive and rescue teams responded to the scene and continue to search for the victim. Deputies set up their mobile command center at the public access and are continuing to search the lake with patrol boats and sheriff divers. Deputies were assisted during the night by an AeroMed helicopter that used their high power search light to ┬ácomb the lake. Deputies will remain on the scene until the victim is recovered.

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