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Kayaker, 21, missing in Lake Michigan

As of 2:15 p.m. Tuesday, the search has been temporarily halted as an incoming storm approaches. (upnorthlive.com photo)

BENZIE COUNTY, Mi. (WPBN/WGTU) -- Multiple counties are searching for a missing 21-year-old in Lake Michigan.

According to authorities, Tyler Spink was last seen Monday around 8:50 p.m. in Platte Bay.

As of 2:15 p.m. Tuesday, the search has been temporarily halted as a storm approaches. Emergency crews were working with the National Weather Service to track the storm.

About an hour later, the search and rescue operations resumed.

We are told once the storm passes, Michigan State Police will launch their boat for the first time and use side and tow sonar.

According to police, a 911 call was received Monday night from two fisherman who heard screams and found two capsized kayaks. Fishermen were able to pull one of the kayakers to their boat. We are told both kayaks have been recovered by the U.S. Coast Guard.

Benzie County Sheriff's Office, U.S. Coast Guard, National Park Service, Department of Natural Resources, Leelanau County Sheriff's Office and the Grand Traverse Sheriff's Office are on scene helping by boat and in air.

We are told Spink was in a yellow or red kayak and has a blue throw-able PFD.




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