[Update 1:48 p.m.] One person has been found alive and transported conscious to shore, the Coast Guard said. Four others remain missing.
Private boats are offering to assist in the search, the Coast Guard reported.
[Original post] The Coast Guard was searching for five people in Lake Michigan on Friday after a small plane went down, a petty officer said.
The incident happened about 10:15 a.m. near Ludington, Michigan, in the northwestern part of the lower peninsula, south of Traverse City, Michigan. Official's didn't know where the plane took off from or where it was going.
Petty Officer Sam Meintes said there were five people on board and said a Coast Guard boat and helicopter were taking part in the search.