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Thu August 9, 2012
Identity of rafter released
DICKINSON COUNTY, MI-- Officials have released additional details regarding the death of a rafter on the Menominee River.
The Dickinson County Sheriff’s Department says Mark Fackler, 59, of Mundelein, Illinois was with a group on Piers Gorge Tuesday afternoon. His raft apparently hit a rock in some rapids and tipped over, throwing him and a woman into the water. The woman was able to escape, but Fackler became trapped underneath. His body was recovered around 4 p.m.
The group was rafting through Northwoods Adventures out of Vulcan.