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Man Drowns During Late Night Kayaking in Newaygo County

photo courtesy of WZZM13

The Michigan State Police are reporting of a kayaker drowning this morning in Newaygo County. At 3:20 am troopers were dispatched to Martin Lake on a report on a drowning of  a 26 yr old male.

It's being reported that two friends were kayaking when they both flipped, filling their kayaks with water. One of the men couldn't swim and drown while the other was unable to save him or pull him to shore. Newaygo Sheriff's Office dive team were able to recover the body.

This incident is still under investigation but alcohol appears to play a factor.  

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4th of July Firework Safety

With Fourth of July festivities in full swing its important to remember firework safety. Last night two people were injured in Iona Township due to fireworks. One of them was injured badly enought that he had to be airlifted to a hospital.10,000 Americans will be injured by fireworks during Fourth of July celebrations. 11 people died in fireworks-related incidents last year. Its important to know that most firework injuries are burns to the fingers but in the past three years firework related eye injuries have doubled. If your eye is injured do not touch or rub it. Do not attempt to remove anything from your eye and make sure that your not using water instead use eye solution. Seek medical attention immediately.

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