Man rescued from Weber Dam after canoe tips over

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LYONS TOWNSHIP, Mich.- A 40-year-old man is recovering at a Lansing Area hospital after being rescued from Weber Dam Saturday night.

According to the Ionia County Sheriff’s Department,  the incident happened around 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Weber Dam on the Grand River. Deputies state that a canoe carrying two men tipped over at the dam. One man was able to swim to shore, but a 40-year-old man from Owosso wasn’t able to make it.

When DNR officers arrived on scene they found the man holding onto a steel pillar in the dam, 20 yards away from shore. Members of the Lyons-Muir Fire Department who are trained in swift water rescue were able to rescue the man.

The 40-year-old man was taken to Sparrow Lansing Hospital for treatment.

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