Overnight drowning

Update: ​The Muskegon Police Department is continuing to investigate a drowning death that occurred overnight in the City of Muskegon.
​The victim has been identified as 17 year old Ernest Sims of Muskegon Heights.
​More information will be available after detectives have had the opportunity to confer with the medical examiner after the autopsy.

MEDIA RELEASE
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Saturday, April 09, 2011
​Contact:​Captain Mark Lewis

​231-724-6740
​Lt. Leah Fenwick
​231-724-6738
​The Muskegon Police Department is investigating what appears to be a drowning death that occurred overnight in the City of Muskegon.
​At 10:43pm last night, police responded to the dock at the Hartshorn Marina in the 900 block of West Western Avenue, where witnesses said they saw a blue Chevrolet travel off the dock into Muskegon Lake and submerge.
​A Muskegon County Emergency Services team was able to recover the vehicle and a 17 year old Muskegon Heights man inside. The man was transported by ambulance to a local hospital and was later pronounced dead.
We are withholding the name of the deceased at this point pending the proper notification of family. An autopsy is expected this weekend. The investigation is continuing.

Thank you.
Captain Mark Lewis

980 Jefferson​ www.muskegonpolice.com Phone: 231-724-6750
Muskegon, Michigan​FAX: 231-722-5140
49443-0536

Muskegon Police Department
Anthony L. Kleibecker
Director of Public Safety