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UPDATE SATURDAY (WZZM)-- Muskegon County sheriff's deputies are identifying the drowning victim as Justin Pitz, 18, of Fruitland Township.

His loved ones are holding a candlelight vigil for him at Duck Lake, starting at  9:30 p.m. Saturday. WZZM 13 will have more on the memorial, tonight at 11 p.m.

UPDATE AT 10:20 P.M. (WZZM) -- Search crews recovered the body of a teenager from Duck Lake around 9:30 p.m. Friday.

Authorities are not yet releasing the name of the teenager who drowned.

UPDATE AT 8:55 P.M. (WZZM) -- Muskegon County deputies say the search for an 18-year-old swimmer believed drowned in Duck Lake is now in a recovery mode.

They tell WZZM 13 News they are using side-sonar systems to look for the boy's body in the lake.

FRUITLAND TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WZZM) -- Dive teams from across Muskegon County are responding to a water search and rescue underway at Duck Lake State Park.

According to emergency scanner traffic, an 18-year-old boy was swimming across the channel near the park when he began struggling in the water.  He was last seen around 7:25 p.m. Friday.

Emergency crews from Montague, Whitehall, Dalton and Norton Shores are joining the search effort.

WZZM 13 News has a crew headed to the scene.  We will have developments online and on WZZM 13 News at 11 p.m.

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