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Homeless man dies after Muskegon River fall

AP Wire • Jul 21, 2015 at 2:54 PM

The man's friend called police early Thursday after he saw the victim lose his footing, slip down a hill and fall into the river. Detective Brian Miller said the friend tried to rescue the man, but he was unable to find the victim in the dark.

A police officer went into the water and located the man, who was unresponsive. Miller said the man was in the water for 5-10 minutes.

The man was taken to a local hospital. He later died during a transfer to Grand Rapids.

The victim's friend told police the pair had been drinking before the accident.

Miller said police believe the victim was homeless.

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