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Crews search for Indianapolis man after ice cracks on Lake Michigan

GARY , IN - FEBRUARY 18: Ice covers Lake Michigan on February 18, 2014 near Gary, Indiana. This winters prolonged cold weather has caused more than 88 percent of the Great Lakes to be covered in ice which is near the record of 95% set in February 1979. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

PORTER COUNTY, Ind. (WISH) — Conservation officers are trying to locate an Indianapolis man after shelf ice broke on Lake Michigan.

The Indiana Department of Natural Resources is trying to find 22-year-old Bryce Dunfee.

Investigators say Dunfee and four others had walked out onto the ice on Monday night at West Beach at Indiana Dunes National Park. The group tried to get to shore after the ice began to crack, but Dunfee fell in.

DNR says large waves and unstable ice kept the group from being able to reach Dunfee.

Officers say Dunfee was wearing a gray shirt with black sleeves, khaki pants and black shoes.