“He was a sincere, genuine, very intelligent, good-hearted young man who was loved by his peers and elders alike.”
Group members were tubing in the river behind Big Rapids Middle School about 4:30 p.m. Saturday when he fell from his tube.
State emergency officials say they are working to remove dozens of propane tanks floating in the Muskegon River as part of flood-recovery efforts in western Michigan.
Consumers Energy is advising the public to practice extreme caution when visiting areas near its 13 hydroelectric generating plants in the winter months, located on the Manistee, Muskegon, Au Sable, Kalamazoo and Grand rivers.
Researchers at Grand Valley State University’s Annis Water Resources Institute have been awarded a grant for about $85,000 by the federal Environmental Protection Agency to help restore portions of the Muskegon River watershed.