David Neeson, 70, drowned in Yankee Springs Township yesterday, according to a Barry County Sheriff’s news release. Neeson, who was wheelchair bound, had gone fishing Sunday, and when he didn’t return, family went looking for him. He was found by a relative submerged in waters near Kiser Road and Upton Trail.
The sheriff’s office was notified at 12:01 a.m. Monday. Efforts to revive Neeson failed; he was pronounced dead at the scene. The investigation into the death is continuing.
Assisting deputies were Wayland and Yankee Springs fire departments, Thornapple Township Emergency Services, Barry County MEI and Barry County Victim Services Unit.