Father in critical condition after fall into Donnell Lake

UPDATE: Cass County Sheriff’s Office reported Friday that Parish Swanson “succumbed to the injuries sustained in this incident. No foul play or suspicious intent is suspected…and the investigation has been closed out as an accidental death.”


PENN TOWNSHIP, Mich. — A man is in serious condition after falling into Donnell Lake in Cass County.

Police tell FOX 17 Parish Swanson was playing with his sons on the dock when he was pushed into the water.

He was under water for some time before they were able to get him to shore and begin CPR.

The 50 year-old Aurora, Illinois man was taken to Elkhart General and is listed in critical condition. The incident remains under investigation.

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