GRPD identifies man who drowned in Grand River

Emergency responders search the Grand River on July 22, 2019 in Grand Rapids, Mich.

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Grand Rapids police have identified a man who drowned Monday after falling into the Grand River.

Search crews spent about two hours searching for 44-year-old Alex Huerta, who fell into the water after losing his footing while attempting to walk across the river.

First responders said Huerta was homeless and lived nearby.

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