- Associated Press - Wednesday, April 20, 2016

DETROIT (AP) - Police say an 80-year-old man has died after falling off a boat at the Detroit Yacht Club on Belle Isle.

The Detroit News and Detroit Free Press report the Detroit man fell into the water Tuesday night while the boat was still at the club that’s located on the island park in the Detroit River. According to authorities, the man was trying to adjust a rope when he fell.

The U.S. Coast Guard and divers from Detroit police and Michigan State Police responded. The man was found in the water near where he fell.

Police say his wife tried to throw him a rescue ring, but he was unable to grab it.


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