Man dies while swimming at Holland State Park

Ottawa County

PARK TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) — A man has died after swimming at Holland State Park Sunday afternoon.

Authorities initially responded around 3:40 p.m. to a report of a person struggling in the water near the north pier.

Michigan Department of Natural Resources officers were first on scene and pulled the man onto the pier. Officers performed life-saving efforts, but the victim, a 52-year-old man from the Grand Rapids area, died at the scene.

Authorities have not yet confirmed the death as a drowning, saying that it could have been caused by a medical situation.

While on scene, emergency teams responded to another rescue effort nearby. That person was able to get out and is OK, authorities said.

A red flag warning indicating dangerous water conditions was in place at the time, the sheriff’s office said.

Several other surrounding agencies responded to the scene.

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