Man critically injured after diving incident at Ionia hotel

Posted at 4:40 AM, Jan 08, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-08 04:40:30-05

IONIA, Mich. — A man is in critical condition after a diving incident at a hotel.

Police in Ionia say a 49-year-old man dived into the pool at American Inn and Suites on Brown Boulevard on January 5.

We’re told the man dove into a shallow area of the pool that was marked, suffering serious head and neck injuries.

Police believe the man was in the water for several minutes before being removed. He was airlifted to a nearby hospital.

Alcohol is believed to have been a factor.