Police suspend search for teen who fell through Muskegon River ice

SYLVAN TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) — Authorities have suspended their search for a 15-year-old boy who fell through ice Thursday in the Muskegon River in the northern Lower Peninsula.

The Osceola County sheriff says two other teens who fell through the ice are safe, but a third teen, who authorities have identified as 15-year-old Dylan Shaw from Evart, didn't get to shore Thursday. A small boat and sonar equipment were being used to search the area Friday evening.

Divers from the Michigan State Police drilled holes in the ice 30 feet apart for 600 feet down river from the hole where Shaw initially fell through. In these holes, sonar equipment was used to take pictures of the river bed. Authorities say these pictures unfortunately were unsuccessful. 

No timetable has been given but Osceola deputies say when weather and river conditions improve dive teams will continue to search the area. 

The site is in Sylvan Township, 85 miles north of Grand Rapids.

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