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Alcohol Charge In Ferris State Student’s Near Snow Death

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BIG RAPIDS (WWJ/AP) - Police say a Ferris State University student is being charged with furnishing alcohol to a minor after an 18-year-old Grand Rapids man nearly died after passing out in a snow bank.

Big Rapids police Sgt. Erik Little told MLive.com that 24-year-old Robert J. Calangelo of Saginaw probably will be arraigned this month.

The Associated Press left a telephone message for Calangelo seeking comment on Thursday afternoon.

Nicholas Suttles was found Feb. 15 with an irregular heartbeat and severe hypothermia after spending several hours in the snow. Authorities said the teen he took  alcohol to the party and drank a large amount before passing out outside.

He wasn’t wearing a coat.

Suttles spent weeks in critical condition but now is out of the hospital.

Police said Calangelo had purchased the alcohol for Suttles.

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