Recovery Operation Underway in Leelanau County for Missing Swimmer

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EMPIRE TOWNSHIP, MI – Leelanau County Sheriff Dive teams are in the water looking for an 81-year-old man in Big Glen Lake.Leelanau County Sheriff

The search began just after 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday, July 5th, 2016.  That search has now turned into a recovery effort.

The man went into the lake and began struggling.  His friend, a 65-year-old man, tried save him but was unable to. The elderly man went under and has not been seen since.

Assisting at the scene are the Leelanau County Sheriff’s Office, Coast Guard, Department of Natural Resources, and Glen Lake Fire.

No further details are available at this time.