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Woodbury man dies after visiting 'unforgiving' spot in Michigan

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A Woodbury man died Wednesday after an accidental fall while vacationing in Michigan.

Vikrant Kole, 26, died at Spectrum Health Center in Grand Rapids, Mich., where he had been airlifted after being found underwater.

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Lt. Craig Mast with the Oceana County, Mich., sheriff's department said officers received a call at 6:45 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 2, of a swimmer in distress in Silver Lake - a popular vacationing spot about a half-mile east of Lake Michigan near Shelby Township.

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Mike Longaecker
Mike Longaecker is the regional public safety reporter for RiverTown Multimedia. His coverage area spans St. Croix and Pierce counties. Longaecker served from 2011-2015 as editor of the Woodbury Bulletin. A University of Wisconsin-River Falls graduate, Longaecker previously reported for the Red Wing Republican Eagle and for the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau. You can follow him on Twitter at @Longaecker
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