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79-year-old man dies after vehicle rolls into St. Clair River outside riverfront restaurant

Posted at 11:37 PM, Apr 06, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-06 23:37:08-04
MARYSVILLE, Mich. — 

A 79-year-old man died Saturday after his vehicle went into the St. Clair River outside a riverfront restaurant in Marysville.

Marysville Police said the call came in around 3 p.m. and diving crews were able to locate the man and the vehicle about an hour later. The man was taken to a nearby hospital. Police tell 7 Action News EMS worked on the man all the way to the hospital, but the man later died.

The 79 year old man who was pulled from the water did not make it.

Crews are working to pull the car from the water (still submerged where the white buoy is) pic.twitter.com/0JKGWrdlwU

— Brian Abel (@BrianAbelTV) April 6, 2019

The man and his partner drove to the Junction Buoy restaurant Saturday afternoon. The man was adjusting his parking in a handicapped space, and somehow lost control of the vehicle.

Witnesses say the vehicle floated downriver before he and the vehicle went under. Crews pulled the car out of the river around 7 p.m.

Police said at least one person who witnessed the incident tried to jump in and save the man, but realized how cold the river was and immediately came back.