Owner of capsized boat comes forward, OK

A boat discovered in the Grand River west of Lowell. (Courtesy Kent County Sheriff's Department - May 4, 2014)
A boat discovered in the Grand River west of Lowell. (Courtesy Kent County Sheriff's Department - May 4, 2014)

LOWELL, Mich. (WOOD) — Kent County authorities say the owner of a boat found capsized in the Grand River has come forward and is safe.

The fishing boat was discovered west of Lowell around 9:30 a.m., the Kent County Sheriff’s Department said. The sheriff’s department, the Lowell and East Grand Rapids fire departments, and the Michigan Department of Natural Resources combed the area for anyone who may have been in the boat. When they found nothing, they wrapped up their search.

The owner of the boat contacted the Ottawa County Sheriff’s Department not long before 5 p.m. Sunday, Kent County authorities said. He said the boat capsized Saturday night. He and a friend then swam to shore and walked to shelter. They were not hurt.

The sheriff’s department says it is investigating.

A boat discovered in the Grand River west of Lowell. (Courtesy Kent County Sheriff's Department - May 4, 2014)
(Courtesy Kent County Sheriff’s Department – May 4, 2014)
A boat discovered in the Grand River west of Lowell. (Courtesy Kent County Sheriff's Department - May 4, 2014)
(Courtesy Kent County Sheriff’s Department – May 4, 2014)
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