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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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Post Office Hours for 4th of July Weekend

The Ludington Post Office has listed special hours for the holiday weekend. Today, July 3rd, is the official federal business holiday, but the Post Office will remain open for operation briefly from 8 A.M. to 12 P.M. (noon). The Post Office will observe the holiday tomorrow by closing all day on the 4th. West Shore and other banks in the area will also maintain usual business hours today and close Saturday. If you need to do any banking or shipping this weekend, make sure to get it handled today. 

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