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Snowmobiler dies after falling through the ice on Green Oak Township's Sandy Bottom Lake

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Posted at 8:50 PM, Feb 01, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-01 20:50:02-05

GREEN OAK TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WXYZ) — Green Oak Township police say a 67-year-old New Hudson man has died after falling through the ice while riding on a snowmobile on Sandy Bottom Lake.

Rescue crews were sent tot he scene in the 11000 block of Chamberlain Drive around 5:09 p.m. Friday.

Three Green Oak Township residents had pulled the man from the water. Arriving police officers helped pulled the unresponsive man to the shore, where he was taken to University of Michigan Hospital in cardiac arrest.

The man was later pronounced dead. His name has not yet been released, pending family notifiction.

Police say he fell through the ice in part of a channel that rarely freezes.