MSP: 2 men drown in Van Buren County lake while fishing

Posted at 11:54 PM, Mar 18, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-19 04:03:26-04

KEELER TOWNSHIP, Mich. — Police say two men drowned in a Van Buren County lake while fishing Saturday evening.

It happened before 7:30 p.m. in Keeler Lake in Keeler Township.

Michigan State Police say a 45-year-old Decatur man and a 64-year-old Evergreen Illinois man were reportedly fishing when they yelled out to a friend for help. Their boat apparently tipped over about 75 yards from shore.

Emergency crews brought the two men to shore and both died at area hospitals.