- By Emily Small –
On Saturday July 18 at approximately 5 p.m. Island rescue services were dispatched to Schoolhouse Beach in response to 911 calls about a possible drowning.
The victim, 26-year-old Masnoon Nafees, visiting the Island with friends, was pulled from the water by his friends and fellow beachgoers, unconscious and not breathing. Onlookers, including a doctor who was at the beach with his family, took turns performing CPR until paramedics arrived. Nafees was underwater an undetermined amount of time.
The victim was taken by helicopter to a Green Bay hospital and died on Monday July 20. The Green Bay medical examiner’s office ruled his death an accidental drowning. Washington Island Police Department released a statement thanking Good Samaritans who assisted in the attempted rescue.
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