July 7, 2014 at 8:13 am

Authorities recover body of missing St. Clair County boater

Authorities recovered the body of a 72-year-old Clay Township man Sunday night after his boat capsized at sundown on the St. Clair River, according Clay Township Fire Department

The boater’s wife, who was on the banks of the river, called 911 at 9:50 p.m. Sunday after she heard him calling out “Help me!” after his small, aluminum boat had apparently capsized, Fire Department personnel said.

After searching for about an hour, authorities found the man unresponsive on the surface of the water without a life jacket.

First responders attempted to revive the victim, but were unsuccessful.

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