DETROIT (WWJ) – A man who was rescued from the frigid waters of the Detroit River has died.

The Medical Examiner’s Office hasn’t yet released the man’s name or his cause of death.

The man was pulled from 37-degree water around 4:30 p.m. Monday after being spotted by construction workers near a Coast Guard station on tip of Belle Isle.

The man, believed to be in his 40’s, was initially unresponsive, but was revived before being taken to a hospital for treatment. Police still haven’t figured out why the man was in the water.

The Coast Guard reminds anyone recreating in and around the water to remain aware of their surroundings and vigilant to hazards at all times. Although the ice is mostly gone, the water temperature remains very cold and can cause death in minutes.


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