First responders are still searching for a person who fell through the ice on the Detroit River, near Belle Isle, and didn’t resurface.
The Coast Guard was alerted about the incident just after 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 17.READ MORE: Michigan Reports 6,079 New COVID-19 Cases, 81 Deaths
Witnesses reported an unknown male walked out onto the ice, started jumping up and down, and fell through, according to Michigan State Police.
A Coast Guard helicopter and other crews did an extended search with help from state troopers but couldn’t find the individual. Rescue attempts were suspended Wednesday night.
MSP said it is still trying to identify the person involved.READ MORE: Over 150 Chaldean Doctors In Michigan, Pleads With Community To Get Vaccinated Against COVID-19
Police have not located any abandoned vehicles on Belle Isle or along the riverfront where the individual entered the water.
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Update: The rescue attempts to locate the individual were suspended last night. We are still trying to identify the person involved. We have not located any abandoned vehicles on Belle Isle or along the riverfront where the individual entered the water. pic.twitter.com/J3tK1RnAEf
— MSP Metro Detroit (@mspmetrodet) February 18, 2021
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