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57-year-old Holt man drowns in Jordan Lake Sunday

The Barry County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to a call of a swimmer in distress Sunday at 7:25 p.m. on the southwest end of Jordan Lake in Woodland Township, according to a sheriff’s news release.

 

Scott Alan Whitford, 57, of Holt, disappeared below the surface of the water before Medical First Responders arrived. Woodland Firefighters located Whitford in approximately seven feet of water about 60 feet off shore.  They pulled him to land and administered CPR, but were unable to resuscitate him, officials said.

 

The accident remains under investigation by the Barry County Sheriff’s Marine Division. Woodland, Lake Odessa and Sunfield fire departments, Mercy Ambulance Service and Barry Central Dispatch also responded.

 

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