Drowning victim identified

PARK TOWNSHIP, Mich.  — The Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office identified a man who drowned Saturday afternoon in Lake Michigan as Steven Scott Davis of Holland Township.

Deputies responded around 4:30 p.m. Saturday to a homeowner’s report of a man struggling in the surf off the shoreline and waving for help, before going face-down. The location was on North Lakeshore Drive, north of Riley Street.

Bystanders pulled Davis through the rough surf and waves and brought him to shore. That’s when deputies and paramedics arrived and quickly began CPR.

The response time was less than 10 minutes after Davis was seen face-down in the water but efforts were too late and the Ottawa County Medical Examiner’s Office declared him dead at the scene.

The National Weather Service reported waves on Lake Michigan were three to five feet at the time with an undertow. Winds were at 20 to 30 miles per hour at the time, according to the Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office.

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