Crystal Falls man dies after boating accident on Michigamme Reservoir

IRON COUNTY, Mich. (WLUC) - A Crystal Falls man is dead after a boating accident on the Michigamme Reservoir on Saturday, June 8.

According to Iron County Sheriff’s Office, the accident occurred around 10:50 p.m.

Two watercraft collided and a 22-year-old man was taken to shore following the collision. He died on scene due to injuries sustained in the accident, officers said.

The incident remains under investigation and names are not being released at this time.

The sheriff’s office said alcohol is believed to be a factor in the accident.

The Iron County Sheriff’s Office was assisted on scene by the Iron County Search and Rescue, the Michigan State Police, The Michigan Department of Natural Resources Law Enforcement, Aspirus Medivac, Iron County Central Dispatch, Crystal Falls Police Department, and the Iron County Victim Advocates.

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