OTTAWA COUNTY, Mich. — Authorities and volunteers in Ottawa County are searching for an 18-year-old Coopersville resident that has been missing since early New Year's Day.

Hunter Klompstra was last seen leaving a friend's house near the Grand River in Coopersville around 2 a.m., according to the Ottawa County Sheriff's Office. 

Klompstra's friends and family have not been able to contact him since that time. At least 75 volunteers have joined them and deputies to help look for him, according to the Coopersville Informed Facebook page.

The sheriff's office is using Michigan State Police aviation to do a flyover of the river and send robots into the water to check the river basin, according to Captain Mark Bennett with the Ottawa County Sheriff's Office. 

He said they're not planning on sending a dive team into the river to look for him because the water is too dangerous. However, they will continue to search for him by air, water and foot, he said. 

"We will continue this operation through at least the daylight hours [Thursday], and reassess where we’re at. If there’s still no location made then we’ll go from there," Bennett said.

Klompstra is described as about 5 feet, 5 inches tall and145 pounds with brown hair and green eyes. He was last seen wearing blue jeans and a grey, hooded sweatshirt. He also had on a dark brown coat. 

Deputies do not believe his disappearance is suspicious. They ask that anybody with information call Ottawa County Central Dispatch at 1-800-249-0911 or Silent Observer. 



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