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Fruitport Township Police Department
Wednesday September 13th, 2023 :: 08:55 a.m. EDT


UPDATED: Missing Boater Found Deceased

UPDATE: David Split was found deceased  by search crews in Ottawa County. The incident remains under investigation. 

Searchers with the US Coast Guard located the missing boat unoccupied about 32 miles west of Grand Haven Wednesday afternoon. Efforts continue to locate the fisherman.

Local Law Enforcement and The U.S. Coast Guard are searching for a fisherman, reported missing in Lake Michigan near Holland. 61-year-old David Split, a Fruitport resident, was reported missing shortly after 8 p.m Tuesday. He was last seen leaving Spring Lake in a 29-foot Blue Sea Sundancer named "A & A".

Split is known to fish near the mouth of the Grand River and slightly offshore. His cellphone was last pinged around six miles off Holland.

Anyone with information is asked to call Fruitport Police at 231-865-8477 or the US Coast Guard at 414-747-7182.

Fruitport Township Police Department
5825 Airline Hwy
Fruitport Charter Township, MI 49415

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 231-865-8477

Sgt. A. Hunt
Fruitport Police
[email protected]

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