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Lansing man drowns in Barry County

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Posted at 7:38 AM, Apr 17, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-17 09:02:00-04

NASHVILLE, Mich. — A Lansing man is dead after falling from a boat in Barry County.

Deputies with the Barry County Sheriff's Office were called to the area of Camp Thornapple on Thornapple Lake, near Hastings about 8:25 a.m. and found the man's body floating approximately 200 yards off the shore. A life-jacket was found near a boat.

The Barry County Sheriff's Office identified the man as 69-year-old Edward Louis Phillips.

It appears fell overboard and was not able to get back in the boat, police said.

The Barry County Sheriff's Office says Phillips was not wearing a life-jacket.

An autopsy to determine a cause of death has been scheduled.

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