GEORGETOWN TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) — A teen was hospitalized in critical condition after being pulled from a lake in Georgetown Township Saturday afternoon.
It happened at the lake at 8th Avenue Community Park. Ottawa County Sheriff Steve Kempker said crews were called there shortly after 4 p.m.
Authorities say 15-year-old Kaivon Eskew of Wyoming went into the water to retrieve a ball, came to a drop-off, began to struggle and went under the water.
The teen was under water for eight minutes, the Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office said. He was found in about 6 to 8 feet of water 30 or 40 feet from shore.
Emergency responders who pulled him from the lake performed CPR immediately. The teen was then rushed to a Grand Rapids hospital.
There are no buoys at the park indicating a designated swim area. A sign near the park entrance warns that there are no lifeguards.
Also Saturday in Muskegon, crews searched Lake Michigan for a swimmer who went under the water.