High Winds Topple Large Tree, Kill Golfer

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NEW BUFFALO (AP) – A golfer has been struck and killed by a large tree downed by high winds on a southwest Michigan golf course.

The Berrien County sheriff’s office says in a release that the 53-year-old Chicago man was walking between the course’s first and second holes about 8:30 a.m. Friday when the tree toppled and struck his head.

His body was found by other club members at the Dunes Club and Golf Course, about 100 miles southwest of Grand Rapids.

The man’s name was not immediately released Friday.

High winds moved into West Michigan Thursday. Storms Friday were expected to create high waves on Lake Michigan. A storm warning was in effect for part of the day.

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