PARK TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) — A vehicle that crashed into Lake Macatawa Sunday morning left a man dead and two children searching for help.
Just after 9 a.m., deputies with the Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office were sent to Lake Macatawa in the area of Jenison Avenue and Lakeway Drive after receiving a report that a person had driven a vehicle into the lake.
When deputies arrived, they learned that a 52-year-old Otsego man had driven into the water sometime overnight. Two children, who were in the vehicle at the time of the crash, escaped and sheltered on a porch nearby before finding help later that morning.
Both children, ages 8 and 10, were taken to the hospital for treatment for cold exposure. They have since been released.
Around 2 p.m., the dive team found the vehicle. A man’s body was found in the vehicle. His name is being withheld pending notification.
It’s unclear what led up to the vehicle crashing into the lake.
The incident remains under investigation.