Teen missing in Muskegon River identified

The area in the Muskegon River in Osceola County where 15-year-old Dylan Shaw went through the ice. ( photo)

OSCEOLA COUNTY, Mich., (WPBN/WGTU) -- Authorities have identified the teen that went missing in the Muskegon River in Osceola County.

The teen has been identified as Dylan Shaw, 15, from Evart.

According to Osceola County Sheriff Justin Halladay, Shaw and two other teens, ages 14 and 16, fell through the ice around 5 p.m. Thursday.

Two of the teens were able to make it back to the shore.

According to Halladay, Shaw was attempting to help the other teens out of the water when he slipped in and went under.

Halladay said crews continued to search for Shaw until the search was suspended around 12 a.m. due to the dangerous conditions caused by the rapid water current and deteriorating weather conditions.

Crews began the search again Friday morning at 8:30 a.m.

Units from the Osceola County Sheriff's Office were assisted by the Michigan State Police Dive and Water Recovery Team, Osceola County EMS, Evart Fire Rescue in addition to other fire and rescue units from Osceola, Mecosta and Clare Counties.

A small boat and sonar equipment were used Friday to help law enforcement search for the boy.

Search crews drilled holes approximately 30 feet apart across the river from the initial hole where Shaw went into the water for about 600 feet down the river.

The sonar equipment was placed in each hole and a picture was gathered of the river bottom and surrounding area.

According to Halladay, the search was unsuccessful and was suspended around 10 p.m. Friday.

Authorities will not continue the search for Shaw until weather and river conditions allow the Osceola County Sheriff's Office marine unit to go in the river.

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