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Crews searching for man who fell through ice while riding snowmobile

(Source: WTOL) (Source: WTOL)
FRENCHTOWN TOWNSHIP, MI (WTOL) -

Crews are searching for a man who fell through the ice in Monroe County. 

The search began Wednesday night after deputies were called to Stoney Point Peninsula in Frenchtown Township around 9 p.m. 

Police received a call that a man riding a snowmobile about 1,000 feet offshore had fallen through the ice. 

Becky Szelag said her neighbor saw it happen.

"He saw lights and then he saw them disappear, so he went out as soon as he saw it. His fiancee called 911 and saw the guy needed help, but by the time fire and rescue got there it was too late," Szelag said.

The Frenchtown Township Fire Department and the U.S. Coast Guard searched an open area of water, about 12 feet in diameter, where the man was reported missing.

Neither the man or the snowmobile have been recovered at this time. 

Crews have suspended the search until daylight due to unstable ice conditions. 

Anyone with information about the incident should call the Monroe County Sheriff's Office at 734-240-7530.


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