Man Drowns In Commerce Lake After Jumping In Though He Couldn't Swim

WWJ News
June 29, 2020 - 5:48 pm
Lake Michigan

A view of Lake Michigan. (Photo: Marisa Fusinski/WWJ) FILE


(WWJ) A 30-year-old man drowned in Commerce Lake Sunday night. 

The Oakland County Sheriff's Office says Gurvit Sharma of Commerce Township jumped into the lake to get a ladder that had fallen into the water, and never resurfaced,

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Friends say he didn't know how to swim. 

The OCOS dive team pulled him from 20-feet of water after 90 minutes, and he was pronounced dead at a local hospital. 

The drowning remains under investigation, but investigators say there's some indication that alcohol may have been a factor.