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Elderly man found dead in Thornapple River

An 87-year-old man was found dead in the Thornapple River at 8:59 p.m. Saturday by a group of kayakers, Barry County Sheriff's Deputies said. The man, who deputies said had lived in the area, was found near Rivers Edge Lane and Parmalee Road in Thornapple Township.

 “It is unknown at this time how the individual ended up in the water, but there were no signs of foul play,” Barry County Sergeant T.J. Heald said in a press release Sunday.

The man's name had not been released as of Wednesday afternoon.

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