SAGINAW, Mich. (AP) – U.S. Coast Guard is investigating after the death of a boater following a collision involving a tugboat pushing a barge in the Saginaw River.
The body of 53-year-old Robert Todd of Vassar was found Monday in the river. Todd and 25-year-old David Brigham of Vassar were knocked into or jumped into the Saginaw River on Friday when the small boat they were on had engine trouble and was struck.READ MORE: Unemployment In Michigan: 30,816 New Jobless Claims Filed Last Week
Coast Guard Petty Officer 3rd Class Lauren Laughlin tells The Saginaw News the cause is under investigation. Details weren’t released.READ MORE: If Kids Are Able To Get COVID Vaccine, Health Department May Re-Evaluate Michigan’s Re-Opening Plan
Saginaw County Sheriff William Federspiel says Coast Guard investigators are looking into whether a lookout was required on the barge. Federspiel’s department also is investigating. The small boat was hit near the Bay County-Saginaw County line.MORE NEWS: Gov. Whitmer Won’t Discuss Trip After Reported Use Of Private Jet
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