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Man Dies After Falling Into Lake At Michigan Campground

June 13, 2018 - 7:21 pm

ORANGE TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WWJ) - A Lansing man has died after falling into a lake at a privately owned campground in mid-Michigan. 

According to the Ionia County Sheriff's Office, 47-year-old Pedro Lira was fishing with a friend when he tumbled into the water at Lakeside Resort and Campground in Orange Township, at around 10:30 a.m. Wednesday.

Bystanders called 911, and responding deputies were told that Lira was not breathing when they pulled him from the lake. CPR efforts by both bystanders and paramedics failed, according to a news release, and Lira was pronounced dead at the scene.

A preliminary investigation revealed that there may have been a pre-existing medical condition that caused Lira to go into medical distress and fall into the water, the sheriff's office said. 

The Ionia County Medical Examiner is assisting in the ongoing investigation.