PORT AUSTIN (AP) – Authorities say a 20-year-old Durand man has died after falling into the water while fishing in Port Austin.

Huron County Sheriff Kelly J. Hanson tells WNEM-TV that James M. McComb II was fishing with another man on Monday afternoon at a breakwall when he went into the water to free a snagged net. Hanson says McComb was washed into the water by a wave.

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Hanson said the other man tried to save McComb, but were unsuccessful. Rescue crews searched for more than an hour before finding McComb in Lake Huron.

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Port Austin is located about 115 miles north of Detroit.

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