Saturday Night the Barry County Sheriff’s Office responded to the Thornapple River near Rivers Edge Ln and Parmalee Rd in Thornapple Township. A group of Kayakers reported finding a body in the river. Upon arrival, Deputies and Thornapple Township EMS and First Responders were able to remove the body from the water and bring him to shore.
The person recovered from the river is an 87-year-old man who lived in the area. It is unknown at this time how the individual ended up in the water, but there were no signs of foul play. The name of the individual is being withheld pending notification of relatives.