ALGER COUNTY, MI – On August 21st, 2020, at 12:41 pm, Troopers from the Michigan State Police Negaunee Post were dispatched to a roadside beach area on Lake Superior, just west of Autrain, for the report of a young boy buried in sand and unresponsive.
Troopers responded to the scene where they found and 11-year old boy buried in sand and was unresponsive. Officer provided every life saving measure possible. Troopers were assisted with those measures by officers with the Department of Natural Resources, Alger County Sheriff’s Office and Alger County EMS.
The investigation found that the 11-year-old boy had been digging in a sand dune embankment near the beach when the sand collapsed on him. The young boy was transported by Alger County EMS to Munising Memorial Hospital where he was pronounced dead. The family had been visiting from out of the area.
Law enforcement and EMS were assisted on scene by the Autrain Township Fire Department.
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