GLEN ARBOR TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) – Authorities say an 81-year-old man who jumped from a boat in northern Michigan to go for a swim is missing and presumed dead.
Leelanau County Sheriff Mike Borkovich tells the Traverse City Record-Eagle that the rescue effort that began Tuesday afternoon on Big Glen Lake has turned into a recovery effort. Efforts are resuming on Wednesday.
The man’s name wasn’t immediately released.
Authorities say the man was boating with a 75-year-old man and soon began to struggle after jumping into the water. Borkovich says the 75-year-old tried to help him and got into the water himself but had to be rescued by another group of boaters.
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