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Mequon man dies after being pulled ashore in Port Washington

South Beach
Posted at 8:34 PM, Aug 18, 2021
and last updated 2021-08-19 15:31:29-04

PORT WASHINGTON — A 71-year-old Mequon man died after being pulled ashore from Lake Michigan in Port Washington Wednesday afternoon.

The city's police department says first responders were called to South Beach around 3:20 p.m. for a call about a man in the water, under a flotation device, who was possibly drowning.

At the scene officers found the unresponsive man had been brought ashore and bystanders were using CPR on him. Fire and police personnel also tried to treat the man, and he was eventually brought to Aurora Medical Center in Grafton.

Police said in an update that he passed away early Thursday morning. They identified him as Alan Ash.

"This was a tragic swimming accident and the Port Washington Police and Fire Departments extend our thoughts and prayers to the family and friends of Mr. Ash," according to a statement.

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