Authorities ID man pulled from river in Marshall

MARSHALL, Mich. (WOOD) — The Calhoun County Sheriff’s Department is identifying a 30-year-old fisherman who ended up in the Kalamazoo River in Marshall on Wednesday evening, authorities say.

Nathan Kelly Sykora was fishing on the river near River Street east of Marshall Avenue when he disappeared in the water.

The Marshall Police Department was called to the scene around 6 p.m. when Sykora’s 12-foot aluminum boat was discovered with its motor running, spinning in a circle. Sykora’s dog was still in the boat.

Marshall police called in the fire department, sheriff’s office, its K-9 team, the Michigan Department of Natural Resources and Michigan State Police, including the MSP helicopter, to help look for the fisherman. Authorities shut down the nearby dam as they searched the water.

The fisherman’s body was pulled from the water around 8:45 p.m.

The 30-year-old from Marshall was known to have medical problems, the sheriff’s office said. An autopsy will be performed to determine the precise cause of death.