Drowning Victim recovered from Kalamazoo River

ALLEGAN, MI – On Monday July 3rd, 2017, at approximately 10:45 p.m., the Allegan County Sheriff’s Dive / Rescue & Recovery Team and Marine Division was dispatched to the City of Allegan to assist Allegan City Police Department with the recovery of a drown body in the Kalamazoo River.

Allegan County Central Dispatch initially received a 911 call from subjects boating on the Kalamazoo River who reported that they had found a possible body in the river. On arrival, Allegan City officers along with Sheriff’s deputies contacted witnesses who led them to the location where they found the victim.

Diver’s and marine deputies entered the water and recovered the body of a white male subject believed to be in his sixties. Allegan City officers believe the subject may be a local man and are investigating the incident in order to confirm identity and notify the next of kin.

Currently the cause of the incident is unknown and is being investigated by Allegan City Police. The victim will be further examined by the medical examiner’s office to determine an exact cause of death. There were no outward signs of significant visible injury.

Assisting law enforcement was LIFE EMS of Allegan.

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