Dive team members could be seen attempting to revive the 17-year-old boy who went underwater around 6:15 that evening. Six agencies were called to the pier at The Holland State Park after police said he went swimming with a female friend and had jumped into the water and struggled to stay afloat.
The friend, according to police, grabbed life rings from the pier attempting to rescue the swimmer. When those attempts failed she then told someone to call 911.
Divers got him out and were hopeful the cold temperatures would work in their favor.
Sgt. Cal Keuning with the Ottawa County Marine Patrol said, “With the cold water you have the mammalian reflex which slows your body down. Slows your heart down, which is how the body protects itself by bringing the blood to the core.”
According to FOX 17 meteorologists the Lake’s water was in the 40’s at the time of the water rescue.
At last check, Sgt. Keuning said the patient was transported as an ‘emergency status’ patient but would not confirm if he was alive.