Police in Michigan say that the body of a 61-year-old man who went missing while fishing in Lake Michigan on Tuesday has been found.
Police in Fruitport, Michigan, wrote in a Facebook post that David Split was reported missing at 8 p.m. on Tuesday and was last reported leaving Spring Lake, Michigan, in a 29-foot Blue Sea Sundancer boat named “A & A”. The U.S. Coast Guard also joined the search.
“Our condolences go out to the Split family. David was located by the Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office Friday evening. The incident is still under investigation,” police wrote on Facebook.
Officials say his cellphone last pinged around six miles off Holland, Michigan.
Split was known to fish near the mouth of the Grand River and slightly offshore.
According to FOX 17, Coast Guard vessels and aircraft are searching for the missing man, along with local law enforcement. His boat was found with no one inside over 30 nautical miles west of Grand Haven.
Officials told the outlet they are searching along the lakeshore from Holland to Grand Haven, which is about 22 miles.