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Dive teams suspend search for Olivet man missing in river

Posted at 11:08 AM, May 07, 2020

BATTLE CREEK, Mich. — Dive teams have suspended the search for a missing Olivet man who police say fell into the river late Monday night.

Crews have spent the last three days searching the area where the Kalamazoo and Battle creek rivers meet with no luck.

We're told the 19-year-old went into the river near Hamblin Avenue and Kendall Street late Monday night when trying to retrieve a friend's purse that had fallen in the water and never resurfaced.

Search teams say thestrong current made it difficult for them to search. Officials say they plan to still monitor the river until his body can be recovered.