Michigan father and 4-year-old son die after falling through thin ice

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Michigan Father and 4-Year-Old Son Die After Falling Through Thin Ice

A Michigan father and son died Monday morning after falling through thin ice.

Newsy's partners at WXYZ report David Michael Lyons and his 4-year-old son, Jackson, were fishing near a boat dock when they fell through the ice.

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They were underwater for about 8 minutes before rescue divers could pull them to safety. Neither the father nor the son were wearing personal flotation devices, and both were wearing heavy snowmobiling clothes.

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A fire chief told WXYZ he believes the heavier clothing made the effects of hypothermia work faster.

The two were rushed to a local hospital, but doctors were unable to revive them.

Images from the recent snow storm to hit the Northeast:

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People make they way through the snow in the middle of Park Avenue January 25, 2016 as New Yorkers return to work after the city was hit with a record-setting snowfall. / AFP / Timothy A. CLARY (Photo credit should read TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 25: People walk past mound of snow on Wall Street two days after a massive snow storm covered the east coast of the United States in snow on January 25, 2016 in New York City. The storm that dumped over two-feet of snow on the city is responsible for the deaths of 31deaths on the East Coast. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
Commuters stand on the platform as a New York City bound PATH train arrives at Journal Square Station during Monday morning commute following a weekend snowstorm, Monday, Jan. 25, 2016, in Jersey City, N.J. East Coast residents who made the most of a weekend blizzard faced new challenges Monday as the workweek began including slippery roads and spotty transit service. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
Commuters cross piles of snow to catch a bus, Monday, Jan. 25, 2016, in New York. The weekend's storm dropped snow from the Gulf Coast to New England, with near-record snowfalls tallied from Washington to New York City, creating delays along snow-covered streets. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
Commuters stand on the platform as a New York City bound PATH train departs Journal Square Station during Monday morning commute following a weekend snowstorm, Monday, Jan. 25, 2016, in Jersey City, N.J. East Coast residents who made the most of a weekend blizzard faced new challenges Monday as the workweek began including slippery roads and spotty transit service. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
Commuters wait in the street as piles of snow fill their bus stop, Monday, Jan. 25, 2016, in New York. The weekend's storm dropped snow from the Gulf Coast to New England, with near-record snowfalls tallied from Washington to New York City, creating delays along snow-covered streets. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
Nearly a block-long pile of plowed snow waits to be loaded into a melter, in lower Manhattan, in New York Monday, Jan. 25, 2016. East Coast residents who made the most of a paralyzing weekend blizzard face fresh challenges as the workweek begins: slippery roads, spotty transit service and mounds of snow that buried cars and blocked sidewalk entrances. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
Morning commuters pass plowed snow on Wall Street in front of Federal Hall in New York's Financial District, Monday, Jan. 25, 2016. East Coast residents who made the most of a paralyzing weekend blizzard face fresh challenges as the workweek begins: slippery roads, spotty transit service and mounds of snow that buried cars and blocked sidewalk entrances. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
Commuters maneuver through the snow to catch a bus, Monday, Jan. 25, 2016, in New York. The weekend's storm dropped snow from the Gulf Coast to New England, with near-record snowfalls tallied from Washington to New York City, creating delays along snow-covered streets. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
Workers clear the tracks of snow at the Port Washington branch of the Long Island Railroad Monday, Jan. 25, 2016 in Port Washington, N.Y.. Service is suspended on the Port Washington branch due to the recent snow storm. (AP Photo/Kathy Kmonicek)
Police tape is stretched in front of a pile of snow on Pennsylvania Avenue near the White House in Washington, Monday, Jan. 25, 2016. East Coast residents who made the most of a paralyzing weekend blizzard face fresh challenges as the workweek begins: slippery roads, spotty transit service mounds of snow, and closed schools and government offices.(AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
A car covered with snow makes its way down a mostly empty 16th Street in Washington, DC, two days after a massive snowstorm on January 25, 2016. The eastern United States emerged wearily from a massive blizzard that dumped huge amounts of snow and killed at least 25 people, but Washington was still reeling, with government offices and schools to remain closed Monday. / AFP / Nicholas Kamm (Photo credit should read NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)
WILMINGTON, DELAWARE - JANUARY 25: A woman pushes a stroller over a snow covered road following a blizzard on January 25, 2016 in Wilmington, Delaware. Many streets in the city remained covered with snow. A major snowstorm hit the East Coast over the weekend breaking records of snow fall while causing flooding and ice in other areas along the Mid-Atlantic region. (Photo by Andrew Renneisen/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 25: A woman walks through a cloud of steam two days after a massive snow storm covered the east coast of the United States in snow on January 25, 2016 in New York City. The storm that dumped over two-feet of snow on the city is responsible for the deaths of 31deaths on the East Coast. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 25: People walk past a mound of snow on Wall Street two days after a massive snow storm covered the east coast of the United States in snow on January 25, 2016 in New York City. The storm that dumped over two-feet of snow on the city is responsible for the deaths of 31deaths on the East Coast. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
A woman tries to navigate through the snow on Park Avenue January 25, 2016 as New Yorkers return to work after the city was hit with a record-setting snowfall. / AFP / Timothy A. CLARY (Photo credit should read TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)
Workers clear the tracks of snow at the Port Washington branch of the Long Island Railroad Monday, Jan. 25, 2016 in Port Washington, N.Y.. Service is suspended on the Port Washington branch due to the recent snow storm. (AP Photo/Kathy Kmonicek)
Commuters walk past piles of snow in the elevated Broadway Junction subway station, Monday, Jan. 25, 2016, in the Brooklyn borough of New York. East Coast residents who made the most of a paralyzing weekend blizzard trudged into the workweek Monday amid slippery roads, spotty transit service and mounds of snow that buried cars and blocked sidewalk entrances. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
People try to navigate a snowbank in the middle of Park Avenue January 25, 2016 as New Yorkers return to work after the city was hit with a record-setting snowfall. / AFP / Timothy A. CLARY (Photo credit should read TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)
WILMINGTON, DELAWARE - JANUARY 25: A man digs out a car following a blizzard on January 25, 2016 in Wilmington, Delaware. Many streets in the city remained covered with snow. A major snowstorm hit the East Coast over the weekend breaking records of snow fall while causing flooding and ice in other areas along the Mid-Atlantic region. (Photo by Andrew Renneisen/Getty Images)
People try to navigate through the snow on Park Avenue January 25, 2016 as New Yorkers return to work after the city was hit with a record-setting snowfall. / AFP / Timothy A. CLARY (Photo credit should read TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)
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