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Monroe Township firefighter dies, another man hospitalized after Sunday morning boat crash

Published: Aug. 1, 2021 at 8:55 AM EDT
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MONROE COUNTY, Mich. (WTVG) - One man is dead and another man was hospitalized after a boat crash early Sunday morning in Monroe Township.

It happened at Harbor Marine on Laplaisance Creek in Bolles Harbor around 1:00 a.m. Sunday.

A boat with two men on board hit a dock and overturned, according to the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office. Officials found a 37-year-old man when they arrived at the scene and took him to the hospital. His identity has not yet been released.

Dive teams found the body of a man missing from the boat around 11:30 a.m. Sunday. The body was identified as that of Frank Brown III, a member of the Monroe Township Fire Department. He had served for 11 years and was a lieutenant.

Investigators are still working to determine what caused the crash.

Multiple law enforcement and emergency service agencies responded to the crash and search mission.

Those with information are asked to contact the sheriff’s office at 734-240-7700.

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