Man drowns in Lake Michigan near Holland

Ottawa County

PARK TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) — Authorities say a man drowned in Lake Michigan near Holland Saturday afternoon.

The man was identified Sunday as Steven Scott Davis, 43, of Holland Township.

The Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office says that around 4:30 p.m. Saturday, it received a report of a man struggling in the water near Lakeshore Avenue in Park Township. Nearby homeowners told authorities the man turned face down after flagging for help.

Investigators say bystanders and beachgoers helped to bring the man onto the shore through the rough waves.

Deputies quickly started CPR on the man, but he was pronounced dead at the scene.

In a news release, authorities noted the National Weather Service has reported there are 3 to 5 feet waves with undertow and 20 to 30 mph winds out of the southwest.

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