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A 63 YEAR OLD MAN WAS PULLED FROM SAGINAW BAY UNRESPONSIVE FRIDAY IN UNIONVILLE. TROOPERS FROM THE MICHIGAN STATE POLICE CARO POST WERE DISPATCHED TO COTTAGE DRIVE IN UNIONVILLE FOR A REPORTED DROWNING. TUSCOLA COUNTY CENTRAL DISPATCH ADVISED THAT THEY RECEIVED A TRANSFER CALL FROM HURON COUNTY CENTRAL DISPATCH INDICATING A 63 YEAR-OLD MALE HAD BEEN PULLED FROM THE WATER AND WAS UNRESPONSIVE. TROOPERS RESPONDED TO THE SCENE AND WERE ASSISTED BY RESCUE PERSONNEL FROM BOTH AKRON-COLUMBIA-WISNER (ACW) TOWNSHIP AND MCLAREN BAY REGION EMS AMBULANCE SERVICES. DURING THE INVESTIGATION, TROOPERS LEARNED THE MAN WAS ATTEMPTING TO REPAIR HIS BOAT DOCK AND REMOVE WEEDS FROM THE WATER. THE MANíS WIFE WENT OUT TO CHECK ON HIM AND DISCOVERED HIM FLOATING IN THE WATER. THE WIFE WAS ABLE TO GET HELP FROM A NEARBY NEIGHBOR WHO ATTEMPTED TO PULL THE VICTIM FROM THE WATER BUT WAS HINDERED BY HIGH WINDS AND ROUGH WATER CONDITIONS. THE VICTIM WAS ALSO WEARING RUBBER WADERS WHICH HAD FILLED WITH WATER MAKING IT DIFFICULT TO GET HIM OUT OF THE WATER. IT IS ESTIMATED THE MAN MAY HAVE BEEN IN THE WATER FOR AS LONG AS TEN MINUTES. THE VICTIM WAS PRONOUNCED DECEASED ON SCENE. AN AUTOPSY WILL BE PERFORMED TO DETERMINE A CAUSE OF DEATH. THE ACCIDENT OCCURED AT APPROXIMATELY 3:30 FRIDAY AFTERNOON. TROOPERS RECEIVED FURTHER ASSISTANCE FROM THE UNIONVILLE POLICE DEPARTMENT, AND THE TUSCOLA COUNTY MEDICAL EXAMINERíS OFFICE.



 

 

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