Earlier this month, the U.S. Coast Guard granted a permit to construct the publicly owned bridge between Detroit and Windsor.
Court documents show the man later changed his story and said he was playing poker at the Motor City Casino.
“Our waters are getting cleaner, pollution levels are decreasing and our ability to enjoy aquatic recreational activities is improving.”
The man apparently told police that he was in a warehouse on the city’s east side, somewhere near the Detroit River.
Looking brave and (mostly) fearless, hundreds took a quick dip in some pretty chilly water, all in the name of a good cause.
Officials said the diesel fuel spill happened as a U.S. Coast Guard ship was fueling up near the Ambassador Bridge.
The U.S. Coast Guard is searching the Detroit River near Belle Isle for a potential missing person.
Rescue crews found four people clinging to the sides of the sailboat and two underneath.
Remaining mounds of petroleum coke have been removed from the Detroit riverfront ahead of a city-imposed deadline.
The cause of death of a Lincoln Park man — whose body was found in his submerged car, cannot be determined.