GEORGETOWN, TOWNSHIP, MI – A 29-year-old Kentwood man lost his life when he drown at the 8th Avenue Community Park Monday afternoon.
The drowning occurred at 7000 8th Ave, 8th Avenue Community Park, Georgetown Township, on Monday June 22nd, 2020, at 5:46 p.m.
The Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office along with Georgetown Fire/Rescue and Life EMS responded to 7000 8th ave for an unresponsive man which had been pulled from the water by bystanders. Ottawa County Sheriff’s Georgetown Township E-Units were on scene in minutes and began life saving measures.
The investigation on scene shows that a 29-year-old Kentwood man was attempting to retrieve a football which had drifted out about 25 yards into the lake. While swimming out to the ball witnesses observed him begin to struggle and go under the water. Witnesses then took rafts out to his location and were able to pull him from the water, back to shore and begin CPR. Emergency personnel arrived on scene and began life saving measures but were unsuccessful.
This incident remains under investigation by the Sheriff’s Office. The victims name has not yet been released pending family notification.
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