MSP investigates near drowning at Camp Dearborn

Charles E. Ramirez
The Detroit News
Camp Dearborn in Milford on July 4, 2018.

Police said a man may have nearly drowned Wednesday at Camp Dearborn in Milford.

Michigan State Police officials said troopers assigned to the recreational facility responded to a medical call at about 1:15 p.m. on the beach at the camp, located about 45 miles northwest of Detroit in Oakland County.

The troopers arrived and found a civilian performing chest compressions on a male, who has been identified as a 55-year-old, officials said.

The troopers assisted in the attempt to resuscitate the man with an automated external defibrillator, according to authorities.

Police said the man was taken to a hospital and had a weak pulse and weak breathing.

He has since been stabilized, state police officials reported Wednesday afternoon. Authorities were not releasing other updates.

Camp Dearborn is owned and operated by the city of Dearborn Recreation & Parks Department, even though the two cities are 35 miles apart.

Officials said the state police and the city of Dearborn entered into a memorandum of understanding for troopers to provide law enforcement services at the camp during the 2018 summer season.

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