Manitowoc County divers search for possible drowning victim

Published: May. 2, 2018 at 11:54 AM CDT
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Manitowoc County divers are searching for a possible drowning victims in Lake Michigan.

The SCUBA team is searching the water near Hika Bay Park in the Village of Cleveland.

On May 1, dispatchers received a report of a person in the water who appeared to be in distress. Witnesses said they saw the person go under water without resurfacing.

Crews searched for about six hours Tuesday evening, but they were unable to locate the person.

A vehicle was found in the parking area at the boat launch.

"The preliminary investigation suggests the registered owner may be the victim," reads a statement from Deputy Inspector Jason Orth.

Crews from Cleveland, Manitowoc, and the US Coast Guard are assisting with the investigation.