Man Falls Through Ice in Manistee County

Officials say a 78-year-old man fell through the ice this afternoon on Portage Lake in Onekama. The man was fishing when he fell through around 2:00. Another man threw a rope to keep him from going underwater. The sheriff's office says the spot he fell is commonly one of the first places on the lake to lose ice thickness. The man is expected to be alright and is currently at West Shore Hospital. Officials say he was in the water for about 20 minutes. Other people are still on the lake fishing. Stay with FOX 32 News for the latest on this story.