Vigil held for man missing in Lake St. Clair

(WXYZ) - Julian Martinez, 33, is still missing as his family and friends gather on the shore of Lake St. Clair.  

Martinez, who is a good swimmer, according to family members, dove into the water when a woman on his boat was pushed off as part of a joke.

The joke turned tragic when Julian's efforts to save the woman resulted in the Shelby Township man never returning to the surface.

The other men in the water frantically searched for Julian when they discovered there was no way to get back to the boat. 

Julian’s stepfather swam to the boat and returned to help the others including the woman that could not swim, but there was still no sign of Martinez, a father of four

Another boat arrived and called the Coast Guard. Family and friends gathered Wednesday night to remember Martinez in the place where Macomb County dive teams still enter the water in what they are calling a recovery effort.

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