Newaygo County Man Killed when Homemade Cannon Explodes

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CROTON TOWNSHIP, MI – A man was killed when a homemade cannon exploded and killed him on July 3rd, 2016.MSP

Anthony Herman, 46-years-old, of Howard City, had been shooting a homemade cannon, Sunday, around 10:46 p.m., when it exploded. The 911 caller reported that Herman was in cardiac arrest.

When Michigan State Police arrived on scene, CPR was already in progress and continued until Life EMS arrived on scene and took over lifesaving efforts. Michigan State Police say a piece of metal may have hit his chest.

Herman was pronounced dead at the scene at 11:29 p.m.