boat collision

IRON COUNTY, MI--   A Crystal Falls man has been killed in a boating accident on the Michigamme Reservoir.

The Iron County Sheriff’s Office says the accident happened Saturday around 10:50 p.m. Two watercraft collided, injuring a 22-year-old man. He was taken to shore following the collision and died of his injuries at the scene.

Deputies say alcohol is believed to be a factor in the accident, which remains under investigation.

DELTA COUNTY, MI--   A Delta County man is hospitalized, following a boating accident on Big Bay de Noc. 

The county sheriff’s office says Monday around 6:35 p.m. a 33-foot pleasure vessel operated by Richard Ranguette of Garden was traveling off Fairport when he struck an 18-foot fishing boat operated by Gregory Frazier of Rock.

Two passengers from the Ranguette vessel boarded Frazier’s boat and gave him first aid until emergency personnel arrived on the scene.  Frazier was taken to Schoolcraft Memorial Hospital, where he remains in fair condition.