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Dive teams suspend search for Olivet man missing in river

Posted at 9:45 PM, May 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-07 21:45:10-04

Dive teams have suspended the search for a missing Olivet man who police say fell into the river late Monday night. < /span>

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 the strong current made it difficult for them to search< /span> . Officials say they plan to still monitor the river until his body can be recovered.