UPDATE, July 6: The Grand Haven Department of Public Safety identified the victim as Emmanuel Niyomugabo, 25, from Grand Rapids. An autopsy shows Niyomugabo died from drowning. A toxicology report is still pending.
Grand Haven Department of Public Safety Detectives say the circumstances of the drowning are still under investigation. Detectives used fingerprints to identify Niyomugabo.
GRAND HAVEN, Mich. - One man is confirmed dead after his body was pulled from Lake Michigan the day after the Fourth of July.
Grand Haven Department of Public Safety officers describe him as a black man between 20 and 35 years old, standing approximately 5-feet-8 inches to 6 feet tall.
He was wearing black swim trunks and a black tank top with "MICHIGAN" written on it above a photo of a motorcycle. He didn't have any identification on him.
His body was found at the Grand Haven State Park around 12:30 p.m. July 5, by witnesses approximately 30 feet from shore, just north of the pavilion.
Lynn Stelter was at the park when it happened.
"We saw three or four people looking out and I saw a girl run by me and she had a look on her face and I knew something was wrong," she said.
Stelter said she was shocked by the incident. "I just feel for him and his family and hope that they find his family and take care of him, it's sad."
An autopsy will be performed to determine the cause of death.
Officers on the scene told the Grand Haven Tribune there are no reports of missing people that they are aware of.
The case is under investigation and officers are trying to identify the man. If you have any information, please call GHDPS at 616-842-3460.
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