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Identity released of hiker who died in northern Michigan

Associated Press

Inwood Township – Authorities have released the name of a lost hiker who was found dead at a campsite at Big Island Wilderness Area in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.

No foul play is suspected in the death of 29-year-old Gregory Sutherland, who was from Clarkston.

Gregory Sutherland

The state Department of Natural Resources officials has said his body was found early Monday near McInnes Lake in Schoolcraft County’s Inwood Township. He was reported missing Sunday evening, which led to a nighttime search.

Officers say he appeared to have died of an accidental injury. They say his leg was badly cut and he tried to apply a tourniquet.

Big Island Wilderness Area encompasses roughly 6,000 acres and two dozen lakes.