Update: Boating Accident on Crystal Lake - Northern Michigan's News Leader

Update: Boating Accident on Crystal Lake

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Update: The man pulled from Crystal Lake in a boating accident, 18-year-old Jeffrey Whitehead of Perrinton was pronounced dead by the Kent County Medical Examiner's office around 8:50 a.m. on Sunday July 7.

The initial call to Montcalm's County Sheriff's Office was that a person had been pulled from Crystal Lake and that CPR was in progress. Police arrived to find the man had fallen from his boat and was unconscious.


Deputies from the Montcalm County Sheriff's office say an 18-year old man from Perrinton was unconscious when he was pulled out of Crystal Lake.

The 911 call reported that a person was pulled from the water and CPR was in progress. Deputies say the man had fallen from his boat.

A number of bystanders assisted in pulling the man from the water and giving him CPR which was continued once Montcalm County EMS personnel arrived.

The man was taken to Carson City Hospital and later flown to Spectrum Hospital in Grand Rapids.