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Teen pulled from Harbour Towne Marina waters

UPDATE as of 1:09 pm Monday, July 18:

MUSKEGON, Michigan (WZZM) -  The 17 year old pulled from the water died on Monday morning. His family tells WZZM 13 Dylan Osborne- Rozario was removed from life support about 8:30 am and passed away about 11:30 am Monday. He was a student at Orchard View High School in Muskegon County.

WZZM 13's Jon Mills will have a report tonight on WZZM 13 News,


MUSKEGON, Mich. (WZZM)- The Muskegon County dive team was called in Sunday night when someone fell into a channel near Muskegon's Harbor Towne Marina.

Rescuers were called to the marina just before 7:30 p.m. Sunday on a report of a possible drowning. A Coast Guard team was also called in, but by the time it arrived, rescuers had already pulled the victim from the water.

Fire destroys football club's equipment

LAKETON TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WZZM)-- Leaders of a youth football club in Muskegon County are calling on the community for help, after a fire destroyed a team's equipment, two weeks before the start of practice.

Investigators believe the Sunday morning fire may have been intentionally set. Laketon Township Supervisor Kim Arter contacted WZZM 13 about the case Sunday. She says state police spotted the fire at Mullally Park from their helicopter.

The fire destroyed a press box containing equipment for the Reeths Puffer Youth Football Club. Although the township has insurance to cover its loss, the club does not. Club spokeswoman Becky Hekkema says more than $8,000 dollars in new equipment was lost, including cheerleading outfits and football uniforms. However, the spokeswoman says there is a silver lining: new football uniforms on order had not yet arrived, and the club is getting a grant which will pay for new footballs.

UPDATE: One pronounced dead after Muskegon Co. fire

Holton Township, Mich. (WZZM) - Investigators say a Muskegon County man escaped a fire, but died of an apparent heart attack soon after.

Around four Saturday afternoon, firefighters from Holton Township were called to the 7100 block of Holton-Duck Lake Road.

When they arrived, they found a garage on fire and flames spreading to the house.

They also found the homeowner, 58-year-old Earl Nickels on the ground.  He was pronounced dead at the scene.

"We had understood from some of the neighbors that there was an explosion and apparently some people had said that they were working in the garage on a vehicle and had an explosion and the fire erupted from that," said Art Stevens, the Fire Chief for the Holton Fire Department.

Stevens says a welder left on in the garage started the fire.

Nickels and his family were in the house at the time.  They got out safely, but Nickels collapsed by the road.

Men in Muskegon walk to stop violence

Muskegon (WZZM) - One-thousand men in Muskegon showed their solidarity Saturday against the recent violence in their community.

The 1000 Men Walk started in Muskegon Heights Saturday morning and ended in downtown Muskegon.

The goal was to call on all men in the community to become better mentors.

Organizers say if each man chooses to make a positive impact in the life of one youth, that will help end the violence.

"We hope that bringing awareness that resources will come from behind closed doors and show themselves to the community and to show the young people there are alternatives to violence and that there are positive things that they can do to be productive citizens," said Brian Paschal, one of the organizers.

Monetary donations can be made at the Muskegon Governmental Employees Credit Union.

Muskegon Bike Time starts today

Muskegon Bike Time starts today

Get Ready! It's Time for Bike Time… Over 35,000 bikes and 90,000 people visit the lakeshore community of Muskegon, Michigan for this annual event making it "America's Fastest Growing Bike Event".

This "Ultimate Steel Horse Nationals" transforms over 10 city blocks of Muskegon and features all kinds of bikes, show features and the huge crowds.

Come join the fun of cruising on Steel Horse Alley, check out the tens of thousands of bikes parked along the way - each customized to the personal taste of its owner. Then there is the food and beverage at the dozens of food vendors, and the latest motorcycle accessories from numerous national vendors on each block. It's a chance to renew friendships, make new ones, listen to all types of live music in the beer gardens, relax and enjoy a weekend dedicated to their passion for bikes.

Event features Include:

Bike Time underway in Muskegon

MUSKEGON, Mich. (WZZM) - The fifth annual Muskegon Bike Time got underway this morning.

Over the next three days, organizers expect 90,000 people and 35,000 motorcycles to check out Muskegon.

WZZM 13's Jon Mills will have a complete report from Bike Time on WZZM 13 News at 6:00pm


Man hit by passing car in Norton Shores

Man hit by passing car in Norton Shores

NORTON SHORES, Mich. (WZZM) -- A man is recovering after he was hit by a passing car on East Broadway Ave.

The accident happened around 6:45 p.m. Thursday near the intersection with Worden St., according to the owner of Ozzie's Party Store. 

The store owner says a customer was leaving his business and was taking his purchases out to his car, which was parked on East Broadway.  The customer was walking to the driver's side of his vehicle when he stepped into the path of another car.

The owner of Ozzie's says the customer was knocked unconscious in the accident, but was awake and talking to emergency workers when they arrived.  The man was taken to a Muskegon hospital for treatment.