Family members then searched the surrounding area and asked Michigan Department of Natural Resources officials for assistance. The Park Township Fire Department was also called to assist in the search.
Converse said once police arrived, the boy was missing for a half-hour.
Police also put out a child missing alert, and about 1,200 calls were made to Park Township residents in a 2.5-mile area surrounding the state park, officials said.
The child was eventually found at 4:40 p.m. when Park Township firefighters were searching the beach area. The boy was found unharmed playing at the water’s edge.