- Associated Press - Tuesday, December 9, 2014

ROGERS CITY, Mich. (AP) - The U.S. Coast Guard says a 55-year-old man has died after apparently falling from a freighter into northern Lake Huron.

The Coast Guard says the man from Poland was among the crew of the 622-foot Lubie, which was heading from Marinette, Wisconsin, to Windsor, Ontario.

Rescuers responded Sunday morning following a call from the freighter, which was about 10 miles northeast of Rogers City, Michigan. The crew of the freighter also reversed course and eventually spotted the man floating face down in the about 39-degree water.

A Coast Guard boat picked up the unconscious and unresponsive man and took him to St. Ignace, where he was pronounced dead.

An autopsy is planned. The man’s name wasn’t immediately released. The Coast Guard is investigating how the man ended up overboard.


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