Marinette man drowns near Menominee marina

Man died at St. Vincent Hospital in Green Bay

Police in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula said a 34-year-old Wisconsin man has drowned near a marina.

Menominee police Chief Brett Botbyl said rescue crews pulled the man from the water near the Menominee marina Monday night, and he died Tuesday morning at St. Vincent Hospital in Green Bay, Wis.

The chief said the man was from Marinette, Wis., but declined to name him until notifying relatives.

Menominee and Marinette straddle the Michigan-Wisconsin line on opposite sides of the Menominee River where it enters Lake Michigan’s Green Bay.

Botbyl told the EagleHerald of Marinette that three teenage girls walking on the breakwall at the Great Lakes Memorial Marina heard calls for help and splashing in the water outside the breakwall.

He said it was dark, and they couldn’t see anyone.