Grand Rapids Man Drowns In Allegan County

The drowning death of a Grand Rapids man in Allegan County has authorities reminding people about the need to wear a life jacket while on any vessel in the water. Sheriff’s Sergeant Ken DeVries says Gregory Williams was not wearing a flotation device when he and his son were tossed off their Jet Ski Sunday as they went through a larger boat’s wake, and Williams didn’t survive. DeVries adds finding Williams’ body wasn’t easy.

“40 degree temps and zero visibility in the area they were diving,” he said. “They located him using a dive tow bar, and two divers found him while being towed by the boat.”

It took four hours to find the body. Williams’ son was piloting their craft and was able to make it to an island in the middle of the lake.