From Newaygo County Sheriff’s Office:
On July 1st at 3:54 PM, Newaygo County Central Dispatch received a report of a missing tuber on the Muskegon River. Sheriff’s Deputies were sent to the area of Devil’s Hole, in Brooks Township, and upon arriving found that a 25 year old male had gone missing while tubing on the river.
Divers from the Newaygo County Sheriff’s Office, and the Newaygo Fire Department, searched the river until the victim’s body was located approximately 1 ½ miles downriver. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene.
The victim is identified as 25 year old Dwight Keene Coleman of Grand Rapids, MI.
Deputies were assisted at the scene by the Newaygo Fire Department, Michigan DNR, Newaygo Police Department and the Michigan State Police. This incident remains under investigation by the Newaygo County Sheriff’s Office.
The Muskegon River continues to be at higher levels than normal which causes stronger currents. If your plans are to use the Muskegon River over the Holiday, please be vigilant of the dangerous conditions and plan appropriately.