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)
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)
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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