Body Found By Grand Haven Pier
A man's body has been located near a pier in Grand Haven, Michigan.
Lake Michigan is a beautiful site but sometimes she can be very unforgiving.
According to WOOD, a man went missing around 2:45 a.m. Tuesday after falling into Lake Michigan off of a Grand Haven pier. Rescue crews have found the missing man after a couple of fisherman say they heard a splash and saw the man in the water floating out into Lake Michigan.
Grand Haven Department of Public Safety Lieutenant Lee Adams said the fisherman tried to reach the man but were unable to get him.
The United States Coast Guard was called in for the search. The Coast Guard sent out a helicopter to begin helping with the search. An Ottawa County Sheriff Office Dive Team was also called in to help in locating the man.
The dive team happened to be the ones who found the 58-year-old man who is from out of state. They wound up finding the man during a dive around 8:30 a.m. As of now the authorities are not releasing any information on the man until they get further along into their investigation.
So far investigators do not know if the man committed suicide or some how just fell off the pier. Initially investigators believed the man just jumped into the water.
It seems like every season of the year whether its spring, summer, fall or even winter, we always seem to hear of a tragic story of someone being swept away from a pier or they are swimming and a riptide drags them to an untimely death.
Current investigators have turned the body over to the coroners office to have a complete autopsy done to get to the exact cause of death.