Oakland County Man found Dead in Golf Course Lake

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OXFORD TOWNSHIP, MI – Oakland County Sheriff’s Deputies and the Oxford Township Fire Department responded to the 300 block of E. Drahner Rd, the Oxford Hills Golf Course, on the report of an unresponsive person on Monday, May 1st, 2017.

A patron called 9-1-1, at approximately 2:00 p.m., to report finding a man floating face down in the water on the first hole of the golf course. Upon arrival, Deputies and Paramedics found the victim, a 66-year-old Oxford Township man, lying near the edge of the lake. The golf course manager stated that he had been working in the pro shop when two golfers advised him that there was a man floating in the pond near the first hole. A riding lawn mower was found near the victim that had gone into the lake. The manager and another employee pulled the subject from the lake and discovered that he was an employee of the golf course who had been mowing that green.

Paramedics were unable to revive the man. Paramedics provided telemetry to McLaren Hospital – Oakland where a physician pronounced the subject dead at the scene.

Detectives and an Investigator from the Oakland County Medical Examiner’s Officer responded to the scene. There were no signs of foul play.

The golf course manager indicated that the subject suffered from Diabetes and had complained for the past several weeks that he had not been feeling well. An autopsy has been scheduled. Detectives were able to make contact with the victim’s brother and advised him of his brother’s death.

The incident remains under investigation.