Man Killed in River Accident in Lake County

Police say a fisherman drowned today after he was pulled underwater in a local river.

It happened early this afternoon in the Pere Marquette River just west of Baldwin in Lake County.

Officers say two elderly men were trying to launch a boat when it started floating away from them.

One of the men went into the river to grab it, but his waders filled with water and he was pulled downstream.

Police say the man floated several hundred yards down the river, where rescue crews pulled him to land.

Crews tried reviving the man, he was taken to a hospital in Reed City where he was pronounced dead.