CANNON TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) — Sheriff’s authorities have released the name of the teenage girl who drowned in Lake Bella Vista on Tuesday night.
Molly Rasmussen, 16, was swimming with friends when she went under the water and did not surface, according to the Kent County Sheriff’s Office.
The friends immediately called for help and deputies arrived at the lake, which is located near the dam along Blakely Drive NE in Cannon Township, around 7:45 p.m.
The Kent County Sheriff’s Office dive team was able to find the teen but could not revive her. She was pronounced dead at the scene.
Crews from the Kent County Sheriff’s Department, Rockford police and the Cannon Township fire department responded to the scene. Good Samaritans could also be seen on their boats to help in the search.