Man found dead in St. Joseph River

Southwest Michigan
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ROYALTON TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) — A man’s body was pulled from the St. Joseph River in Berrien County Sunday.

Authorities say the man was last seen on June 19 when the 45-year-old jumped into the river to save a child who was struggling in the water.

The Berrien County Sheriff’s Department says the man’s body was found about a half mile down river from where he went missing.

Authorities are not identifying the man until a positive identification can be made and family members have been notified.

An autopsy is scheduled at the Western Michigan University Homer Stryker School of Medicine.

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