Holt man drowns in west Michigan lake

BARRY CO., Mich (WLNS) - A Holt man died yesterday when police say he drowned while swimming in Jordan Lake in west Michigan.

That's in Woodland Township in Barry County.

Scott Whitford, 57,  was 60 feet from shore in about seven feet of water when he went under.

A Barry County fireman found Whitford below the surface and immediately started CPR but couldn't revive him.

Several agencies responded to the scene.

The Barry County Sheriff's Office Marine division is handling the investigation into what caused Whitford to drown.

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