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Man dies at Isle Royale

Details remain mostly unknown at this time, but Keweenaw Report can confirm that a man died Monday afternoon at Isle Royale. A Facebook post from the Isle Royale Queen IV acknowledged the heroic efforts from Captain John Kilpela to pull the man from Snug Harbor.

The preliminary investigation is being handled by the National Park Service. Keweenaw County Undersheriff Tonya Stefonich says an autopsy will be done shortly.

A male fell off of a boat at Isle Royale and was brought to the lily pond, and transported to Aspirus Keweenaw.

The lily pond is the drop off point on the peninsula for deceased park visitors. The Sheriff’s Office will use the Park Service and Medical Examiner reports to determine what led to the death. More information is expected by the end of the week.

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