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Rescue crews find missing man on Flat River

5:20 AM, Jun 21, 2013   |    comments
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OTISCO TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WZZM) -- A man is receving medical care after he was found along the Flat River, hours after he was separated from his group.

Ian Church, 21, was tubing on the river near Smyrna Dam in Otisco Township early Friday morning when friends lost sight of him.

Michigan State Police and firefighters began searching for him around 1 a.m.  Dive teams were called in to assist in the search around 4:20 a.m.

Rescuers found Church safe around a boat launch on the river near the Double R Ranch.  Dispatchers say crews wrapped him in blankets and took him to awaiting paramedics.

There is no update on his condition.

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