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UPDATE: Presque Isle Falls Victim Identified

Updated Monday, August 17: The victim has been identified as Ryan Kohnhorst, of Merrill, Wisconsin.

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A man has died after apparently falling from the Presque Isle falls in Gogebic County.

Around 8:30 Friday evening, a 9-1-1 caller told a state police dispatcher that the man had fallen from the falls at the Presque Isle Campground. Troopers found the man’s body in the waters of the Presque Isle River. He was unresponsive, and was pronounced dead at the scene.

The victim’s name has not been released. He has been identified only as a 39-year-old man from Merrill, Wisconsin.

Officers were assisted on scene by U.S. Federal Forest Officers, Gogebic County Sheriffs Department, Gogebic County Search and Rescue, Beacon EMS, Porcupine Mountain DNR Officers, and dispatchers from Iron County Central Dispatch and Negaunee Regional Communications Center.

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