UPDATE: A Lansing man who drowned Sunday night at a Livingston County lake has been identified.
Authorities say 18-year-old Caelond Travis Pearson had been floating on a personal inflatable raft in the Spring Mill Pond when he fell and became submerged below the surface.
The man was said to be outside of the marked swim area and was relying solely on the inflatable raft to stay afloat.
GREEN OAK CHARTER TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WLNS) – A family outing at a local lake went horribly wrong when an 18-year old man drowned.
It happened Sunday night in Green Oak Charter Township in Livingston County.
Police say emergency crews from multiple agencies were called for help by the victim’s family when he fell in the water and never resurfaced.
It happened 7:00 p.m. on Sunday at the Spring Mill Pond in the Island Lake State Recreation Area.
Police say the Lansing man was seen floating on the raft outside the marked swimming area when he fell off the raft and slipped under the water.
Authorities say he was not wearing a life jacket and could not swim.
The Livingston County Dive Team found the man 24-feet underwater.
The 18-year-old was discovered 35 yards away from the shoreline and was pronounced dead.
His identity is being with-held upon further investigation.