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Police find man dead after receiving “hard fall” notification from Apple watch

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Posted at 6:52 PM, Feb 07, 2022
and last updated 2022-02-07 20:50:24-05

MONTCALM TOWNSHIP, Mich. — One man was found dead in Montcalm Township after Montcalm County Sheriff’s Office Dispatch Center received a notification of a hard fall from an Apple watch Feb. 5, 2022, at 1:44 a.m.

The notification provided authorities with an estimated location of Pakes and Johnson Roads.

Upon arrival at the location a 24-year-old Gowen male was pronounced dead after deputies found a pickup truck crashed into a large tree.

Authorities believe alcohol and lack of seat belt use are factors in the crash.