Body of missing Leelanau teen found in Lake Michigan

UPDATE:August 31, 2:30 p.m: The body of 16-year-old Brian Rolston, a Lake Leelanau resident, has been recovered from Lake Michigan.

Police say his body was found in six-feet of water, about 30 yards out of the mouth of the Leland Harbor.

Coast Guard crews spent the night looking for the teen, and continued the search today.
Yesterday's gale force winds out of the Southwest created a dangerous swimming environment. There were 25-35 mile per hour winds and a very strong current as well.

The Coast Guard, Sheriff and Fire Department conducted the search.


The United States Coast Guard and other emergency personnel are searching the waters near Van's Beach for a missing swimmer.

According to deputies, the 16-year-old boy was swimming with his family of four when he went missing. His family did not see him go under the water or go to shore.

According to witnesses there, one other family member was rescued.

We will continue to update this story as more information becomes available.