Man dies after being pulled from Detroit River Wednesday

- A 53-year-old man who was found floating in the Detroit River between Detroit and Windsor, has died.

Detroit Police and Fire, along with the U.S. Coast Guard, pulled the Southfield from the river behind Cobo Center Wednesday morning.

He was alive when he arrived at the hospital, but he later died.

Christopher Rasschaert was in Detroit for the auto show and called 911. He said the man didn't say a word while in the water.

"He looked at me, but he didn't say anything. I think he opened his mouth, but he didn't say anything," Rasschaert said.

FOX 2 was in downtown Detroit for the teacher protest when the call came in. Rasschaert was also downtown when he saw the man fall into the water.

"I was in the window eating lunch, reading and looked out the window and looked to be a blob in the river and at first I didn't know what it was until I saw it moving. I thought it was an animal until I saw a hand come up, and I immediately called police," he said.

Police say the man was spotted by another witness jumping off the Princess Boat when it was docked. Detroit police say they will have to further investigate to figure out all of the circumstances to what happened.
 


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