Good Samaritans rescue boy from Lake Michigan

ST. JOSEPH, Mich. (WOOD) — Authorities are crediting good Samaritans for pulling a 4-year-old boy from Lake Michigan at Warren Dunes State Park in Berrien County.

Deputies were called to the park around 7:45 p.m. Tuesday on a call of a possible drowning.

Deputies say Matthew Ramirez was visiting the park with several family members and had been playing with other children in the water. It appears relatives believed the boy had left the water until he was discovered floating unresponsive in the water by the bystanders, deputies said.

The good Samaritans pulled him to shore and began performing CPR until emergency responders arrived, according to the Berrien County Sheriff’s Office.

The Palatine, Illinois boy was immediately taken to Lakeland Hospital in Saint Joseph, and then airlifted to Bronson Hospital in Kalamazoo, according to authorities. He was listed in critical condition Friday.