Traverse City News and Events

TC Man Identified As Drowning Victim

By Beth Milligan | July 11, 2018

A Traverse City man died in a drowning incident at Gilbert Park on Long Lake Monday.

Grand Traverse Sheriff's Office deputies and Long Lake Township Fire Department personnel responded to the park around 10:30pm after a resident called 911 and said they hear someone yelling for help from the water. Within 15 minutes of the call, personnel located a man under the water near the swimming area. His body was recovered and taken to shore. Life-saving efforts took place as the man was rushed to Munson Medical Center.

Despite the efforts of personnel, 38-year-old Traverse City resident James William Pascoe was pronounced dead at the hospital just before 3:30am. An autopsy is schedule to take place today (Tuesday) in Kalamazoo to determine an official cause of death. The incident remains under investigation.

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