Crews in Muskegon call off search for body in Lake Michigan

Muskegon County

MUSKEGON, Mich. (WOOD) — Authorities in Muskegon searched for a body in Lake Michigan on Tuesday night before calling it off due to poor weather.

Muskegon Public Safety says the search started around 8:10 p.m. near Beach Street, just south of Pere Marquette Park near the water filtration plant. The search ended around 10 p.m.

Crews were searching for the body of a man and have not found it yet, fire officials say.

The U.S. Coast Guard on the scene of a recovery effort in Muskegon on Lake Michigan. (Feb. 25, 2020)

The search started out as an ice rescue, authorities say, but then turned into a recovery effort.

Multiple crews responded, including a Coast Guard helicopter.

A helicopter on the scene of a recovery effort in Muskegon on Lake Michigan. (Feb. 25, 2020)

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