- Associated Press - Sunday, May 29, 2016

KALAMAZOO, Mich. (AP) - Dive crews are searching a lake in southwestern Michigan for the body of a Kalamazoo man who jumped in to try to rescue his 15-year-old son.

Kalamazoo County Undersheriff Paul Matyas says the search on Gull Lake is now a recovery mission, because they presume the man has drowned. The search resumed about 7 a.m. Sunday.

The Kalamazoo County Sheriff’s deputies say the teen started struggling while swimming and the man jumped in to help him about 2 p.m. Saturday. A second person jumped in and was able to assist the teen back to the pontoon boat.

When they turned to grab the father, he was gone.

The 15-year-old was taken to Borgess Medical Center for treatment and is expected to recover.


This story corrects the undersheriff’s first name to Paul.

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