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MI Man dies after ORV drops into hole in ice

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Posted at 10:08 AM, Feb 14, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-14 10:08:23-05

A 52-year-old man has died after an off-road vehicle carrying four people fell through a hole in ice on a lake in western Michigan.

State police say the hole was cut in the ice earlier Saturday for a polar plunge fundraiser at Crystal Lake in Montcalm County. The ORV broke through a temporary fence around 8 p.m.

The victim was identified as Lee Avery. A 25-year-old woman was taken to Spectrum Health Butterworth hospital in Grand Rapids.

The lake, about 55 miles northeast of Grand Rapids, was the site of an annual all-day winter festival.