Man Drowns After Boat Capsized in Big Manistee River
A man is dead after her was thrown from a boat on the Big Manistee River.
At around 9:06 Thursday morning, deputies responded to a possible drowning about one mile up river from the Highbridge Boat Launch in Normal Township.
According to the sheriff’s office, three men were on a boat floating down the river when the it hit a submerged tree and tossed them overboard.
Two of the men were able to swim to shore, but one man was unable to.
The two began CPR on the other man until he was loaded onto a boat and taken to awaiting EMS personnel.
He was later pronounced dead.
Deputies say none of the men were wearing life jackets and alcohol is not considered a factor.
An autopsy will be performed on the victim.