A trial attorney said the 65-year-old didn’t drown her grandson and was actually covering for her daughter, who had a history of mental illness.
Shanari Rush-London, 17, was with family members Wednesday night when he jumped off the boat and failed to resurface.
The body of a young man who presumably drowned in the St. Clair River has been recovered.
Michigan State Police troopers say the Delta County man drowned Friday on Little Bay De Noc in Brampton Township after he was reported missing.
The boys were pronounced dead at the scene Thursday, according to the Gratiot County sheriff’s office.
“It doesn’t take a deep body of water to have a tragedy,” said Macomb County Sheriff Anthony Wickersham.
A man spotted on some rocks told the Coast Guard a companion disappeared in the water about 6:10 p.m. Saturday.
A lawsuit filed by the family of a Michigan man who drowned in 2011 during an unsuccessful effort to rescue a 16-year-old whose canoe overturned has been settled for about $950,000.
A 19-year-old man is dead after being pulled from a western Michigan lake where he had been swimming with friends.
Authorities say a 4-year-old girl has died after being found in a pool at her family’s home in Midland County.