Dad and son, 4, die after falling through ice into lake in Michigan

Rescue teams at Alderman Lake near Highland Township, Oakland County, Michigan. WDIV

HIGHLAND CHARTER TOWNSHIP, Mich. (NBC NEWS) – A father and his 4-year-old son died after falling through ice into a lake in Michigan Monday, police said.

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“We lost a young father and a 4-year-old who went through the ice today and even with our dive team in the water relatively quickly they could not be saved,” it said.

The pair had been ice fishing on the lake when they fell into water that was between 8 and 12 feet deep, WDIV reported.

It identified the victims as David Michael Lyons, 30, and his son, Jackson.

Highland Township Assistant Fire Chief Richard Cole told the Detroit Free Press that both were wearing snowmobile suits, which become heavier in water.

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