Search on Lake Michigan in Muskegon over

Muskegon, Pere Marquette Park, water rescue
Emergency crews look for a person who went under the water at Pere Marquette Park in Muskegon. (June 17, 2017)


MUSKEGON, Mich. (WOOD) — Emergency responders have called off a search on Lake Michigan in Muskegon, saying they don’t have any evidence to support a report that a swimmer went missing Saturday.

Around 3:30 p.m. Saturday, according to Muskegon Public Safety Services, someone reported that a swimmer was seen struggling in the water and never returned to shore. Boats and divers responded and a U.S. Coast Guard helicopter flew over the search area near Pere Marquette Park.

Muskegon, Pere Marquette Park, water rescue
Emergency crews look for a person who went under the water at Pere Marquette Park in Muskegon. (June 17, 2017)

After about four hours, the search was suspended.

Sunday, Muskegon fire officials said they did not intend to carry on the search because there wasn’t any evidence that anyone had drowned.

Also Saturday afternoon, a teen was pulled from an inland lake near Jenison and hospitalized in critical condition.

Last weekend, four people died in Michigan lakes — two of those on the west side of the state.