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Posted on Tue, Jul 6, 2010 : 8:03 a.m.

Divers searching Zukey Lake for missing Whitmore Lake man

By Staff

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Divers planned to resume searching for a Whitmore Lake man in Zukey Lake. This photo shows the boat dock area at Zukey Lake Tavern.

HAMBURG TOWNSHIP - Authorities are expected to continue their search for a 58-year-old Whitmore Lake man who saved two people, including his son, before apparently drowning in a Livingston County Lake.

Divers will continue searching Zukey Lake this morning.

Hamburg Township police told WWJ-AM the man dove into the lake Monday afternoon after his 16-year-old son and a family friend who were swimming near the family's pontoon boat drifted away and called for help. He swam over to them and helped them back to the boat, police said. The boys later lost sight of the man.

Hamburg Township Police told the Daily Press and Argus they received a call reporting a possible drowning at 5:25 p.m. Monday.

Monday's search by divers from the Livingston and Washtenaw County sheriff's departments was unsuccessful.



Tue, Jul 6, 2010 : 12:47 p.m.

It's not breaking *now*. It was posted first thing this morning.

dading dont delete me bro

Tue, Jul 6, 2010 : 11:07 a.m.

sad, especially after the man saved two. why is this breaking NOW? a facebook friend posted this news last night. of course, he's on the chain of lakes...

Tom Joad

Tue, Jul 6, 2010 : 10:34 a.m.

Zukey Lake: Shallow but deadly. Back in the 80s during a brief thunderstorm some fishermen capsized their aluminum boat one guy drowned despite heroic efforts by the Hamburg Volunteer Fire Dept and the UM Survival Flight helicopter hovering over to spot the body and when he did he swooped down on the sand and attempted resuscitation but to no effect. Rescuing a distressed swimmer requires training and a rescue flotation device to save the rescuer and the rescued. You may think you're a great swimmer but in the process of a rescue things can fall apart quickly and the rescuer becomes the rescued victim. I've seen it all too many times....


Tue, Jul 6, 2010 : 8:17 a.m.

Very sad.


Tue, Jul 6, 2010 : 7:58 a.m.

This is very very sad, makes my problems for this day very insignificant.