Man dead after falling into Barry Co. lake

Barry County

WOODLAND TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) — A man drowned Sunday evening after falling in a Barry County lake, according to family members.

Authorities identified the man as 57-year-old Scott Whitford, of Holt.

Whitford fell into the water around 7:25 p.m. in the 800 block of Beech Street, on the southwest portion of Jordan Lake.

First responders found him in approximately 7 feet of water about 60 feet off shore and pulled him to land and administered CPR, but were unsuccessful in reviving him.

Authorities didn’t specify what caused Whitford to fall into the water.

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