PORT AUSTIN, MI – On Saturday February 27th, 2021, shortly before 8:00 a.m., Huron Central Dispatch received a call from a local Port Austin man reporting he found an individual deceased in a parking area near the Port Austin Harbor.
The man was totally covered with snow and it appeared that he had gotten his car hung up on a rock, which was still running and in gear with its wheels still spinning about 75 feet from where he was found.
Central Huron Ambulance North was dispatched to the scene. After they arrived, unfortunately they determined that the man was in fact deceased and had been for some time.
Huron County Deputies and the Huron County Sheriff responded as well as the Huron County Medical Examiner Investigator.
It was determined that the victim from Franklin, Michigan had gotten hung up on a stone at the turn around and apparently got out of his car. It is speculated at this time that he had a medical emergency and collapsed. There were no tracks anywhere nearby which indicates this incident had to of happened before it started to snow which was around 3:30 a.m. this morning. There were no indications that foul play has taken place. An autopsy has been ordered and arrangements are being made.
The victim’s name is being withheld due to notification of next to kin still taking place.