One man was killed after a boating accident occurred on Lake Michigan last week.
According to the U.S. Coast Guard, a distress call was made and officials found three boat passengers sitting on a break wall. A fourth boating passenger was missing when rescue crews arrived.
Several hours later, the 40-year-old man’s body was found. Officials believe that the four people were ejected after the boat collided with the break wall. The case is still currently under investigation at this time.
A 37-year-old man was killed after he drowned in a boating accident in Lake St. Clair.
According to the U.S. Coast Guard, the boat capsized in the water for unknown reasons. The man was wearing a life vest when he was rescued, he was also found unconscious. The boat operator and passenger were in the water for about 30 minutes before they were rescued.
The operator was hospitalized for hypothermia as a result of the accident. Officials are currently investigating the accident at this time.
One person was killed and another was injured in boat accident on Lake Whitmore on Sunday.
According to authorities, the 34-year-old man and his 2-year-old daughter were somehow ejected from the boat and into the 41 degree water. The man was not wearing a life jacket and his body was found underneath the surface.
Two residents in the area saw the empty boat and traveled in their paddle boat in order to see if anyone was in the water. The 2-year-old was found unconscious in the water with a life jacket on.
The two residents along with others transported the child back and she is currently in ICU at the hospital. There were not witnesses to the accident so it is currently under investigation.
A sophomore at Dexter High School was killed from injuries suffered in a boat accident last weekend.
According to officials from the Michigan Department of Natural Resources and Environment, the 15-year-old was driving a small jet boat when it collided with another boat. The impact caused the larger boat to run over the smaller boat.
Three others were in the boat, but they each suffered non-life threatening injuries. No people in the larger boat sustained any injuries. The investigation into the accident is still currently underway.
A boating accident involving the collision of two boats on Lake St. Clair left one person dead and six other people injured.
Just before 1 a.m. the driver of one of the boats made a mayday call to the coast and told officials that passengers had been ejected into the water. The Coast Guard responded to the call and were able to recover nine of the 10 people that were involved in the crash.
The 10th victim was discovered after a dive team searched the water. Officials believe that the low lighting on the lake may have had something to do with the accident, but a full investigation is underway.
One man was killed and four other were injured in a boating accident in Grand River on May 30.
The boat was traveling with dim or no lights when it struck a rock formation near the entrance of Bruce’s Bayou. The boat’s 41-year-old driver was killed instantly after being pinned between the steering column and the front seat.
His 44-year-old wife was flown to the hospital in Grand Rapids where she remains in critical condition. A 9-year-old child and 12-year-old child also suffered minor injuries along with their 30-year-old mother who were all riding in the back of the boat.