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

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

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