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DOUBLE DROWN
(2007-09-13)
(wgvu) - A FISHING TRIP TURNS TRAGIC, AS TWO KENT COUNTY FRIENDS DROWN IN WABASIS LAKE WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON. THE SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT REPORTS 49-YEAR-OLD WILLIAM COLEMAN OF SAND LAKE AND 49-YEAR-OLD RICKY TOMPKINS OF CEDAR SPRINGS WERE IN THEIR SMALL BOAT AROUND 5PM. ANOTHER FRIEND WHO WAS TO JOIN THEM CALLED 9-1-1 AFTER SPOTTING THE BOAT EMPTY, GOING IN CIRCLES. THEIR BODIES WERE RECOVERED ABOUT TWO-AND-A-HALF HOURS LATER. LIFE JACKETS FOR BOTH WERE LEFT UNWORN, IN THE BOAT.
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