Diver who died inspecting dam near Allegan identified

Allegan County

VALLEY TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) — The diver who died while inspecting a dam in the Kalamazoo River on July 7 has been identified.

Great Lakes Engineering Group has identified him as Brian Trahey.

“It is with deep sadness that Great Lakes Engineering Group announces the passing of Brian Trahey, valued team member and husband of our President, Amy,” it said in a Saturday Facebook post.

Trahey was working for Great Lakes Engineering Group, a Consumers Energy contractor, while inspecting the hydroelectric Calkins Bridge Dam in Valley Township on July 7.

He went missing shortly after noon. Crews found his body around 4 p.m.

He was an experienced diver who had dived more than 1,000 times on Michigan bridges and dams, Great Lakes Engineering Group said.

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