Body of missing man found in Muskegon River

Christopher James O'Connor, 31, was reported missing by family members Saturday.

The body of a man reported missing while tubing on the Muskegon River was found late this afternoon in the river.

Christopher James O'Connor, 31, of Rockford, Michigan was reported missing by family members Saturday.

O'Connor and other family members were on a tubing trip down the Muskegon River in Newaygo County. The trip started at Croton Dam and was to end at the Thornapple access. At some point into the trip family members noticed O'Connor was no longer with the group.

The Michigan State Police helicopter and officers from the Department of Natural Resources searched a 7-mile stretch of the river and its banks Sunday. The Newaygo County Sheriff's dive team also searched a one-mile stretch of the river on Sunday.

O'Connor's body was found by search and dive teams around 3pm.