On July 7, 2020 just after 12:30pm, Allegan County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a reported flipped kayak with a subject in the water in Salem Township on Monterey Lake at Sandy Pines Recreational Community.
Upon arrival a 75 year old male was pulled from the water and was pronounced dead after failed resuscitation efforts. It appears that the kayak had overturned and the victim was not wearing a lifejacket according to a witness. The incident is still under investigation by the Allegan County Sheriff’s Marine Patrol.
The Allegan County Sheriff’s Office was assisted on scene by Michigan State Police, Michigan DNR, Wayland EMS, Salem Fire Department, and Sandy Pines Security. The victim’s name is being withheld pending notification of family.