English’s body was not recovered during a three-day -long search that included camera equipment and sidescan sonar technology. His family held funeral services for him Wednesday after a prayer vigil Tuesday evening.
According to the Ottawa County Sheriff’s Department, English and a group of friends were on a 37-foot Sea Ray traveling from Muskegon to Grand Haven on Lake Michigan when the operator asked if anyone wanted to go for a swim, and English jumped in. He came under distress during that swim, and wind and current speeds made a rescue impossible.
Sheriffs say they will continue shoreline and water surface searches in an effort to locate his body.