The Ionia County Sheriff’s Office and medical first responders were dispatched about 10:30 Wednesday to Lakeside Resort and Campground, a privately owned campground on Grand River Avenue of Orange Township on the report of a man whom had reportedly drowned in the campground lake.
Deputies were notified that a man was found in the water and was not breathing, and that bystanders had removed him from the water and began giving him life-saving attempts. He was later pronounced dead at the scene.
The man has been identified as Pedro Lira, 47 of Lansing Michigan. Lira had been at the campground to fish with a friend when he fell into the lake.
Investigation also revealed that there may have been a pre-existing medical condition that caused Lira to go into medical distress and fall into the water. This incident remains under investigation by the Ionia County Sheriff’s Office in conjunction with the Ionia County Medical Examiner.