Body pulled from river in Allegan ID’d

Kalamazoo River, Allegan
A sign marking the Kalamazoo River in downtown Allegan.

ALLEGAN, Mich. (WOOD) — Authorities on Monday evening pulled a man’s body from the Kalamazoo River in Allegan.

Passersby spotted the body before 8:45 p.m. and called 911, then led emergency crews to where the body was.

The Allegan County Sheriff’s Office says its Rescue & Recovery Team and Marine Division were called into help remove the body from the water.

On Tuesday, the Allegan Police Department identified the man as 56-year-old William Marshall.

Police said the preliminary findings of an autopsy conducted Tuesday indicated Marshall drowned. The results of further tests are pending.

Authorities have not said how long they believe Marshall’s body was in the river or how he ended up there.