A 20-foot vessel with two adults and two kids aboard lost power and started drifting.
Coast guard officials have also begun a secondary search where they are combing the water’s edge for any information that could help them find the missing boater.
Witness on the scene told officials that the boy fell into the water after losing his balance on the pier.
Boaters should be on the lookout for large trees, logs and other debris let loose into Michigan waterways in part by spring flooding, the U.S. Coast Guard has warned.
Officials said the paddlers were unable to make their way in their inflatable boat because of the strong currents.
Lt. Justin Westmiller in Detroit says the calls could cause a disaster by diverting rescuers from a real emergency.
Metro Detroiters are left divided as news spread that the Pentagon is lifting its ban on women serving in combat.
The U.S. Coast Guard is warning that warmer temperatures over the next few days are likely to cause unsafe ice conditions on Lake Erie and the other Great Lakes.
The U.S. Coast Guard says two men rescued from Lake Erie were treated for hypothermia after their boat capsized in northwest Ohio.
The U.S. Coast Guard rescued an intoxicated man who fell off a breakwall and into the Detroit River on the city’s east side.