Man, 26, dies from apparent asthma attack while jet skiing.

August 15, 2016

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GOLDEN TOWNSHIP — A 26-year-old Shelby Township, Macomb County man died from an apparent asthma attack while jet skiing on Silver Lake Saturday afternoon, Aug. 13, according to Lt. Craig Mast of the Oceana County Sheriff’s Office.

Michael J. Shamon “had been yelling for assistance from atop his jet ski,” said Mast. “It was found that he suffers from severe asthma and may have been having an asthma attack. The incident is still under investigation but appears to be a medical death.”

“On Aug. 13, 2016 at approximately 2:34 p.m., Oceana County marine deputies that were on patrol on Silver Lake were dispatched to a possible drowning near the northwest corner of Silver Lake,” states an OCSO press release. “Central Dispatch gave our deputy information that the individual was now out of the water and was being given CPR by a nurse who was on scene. When our first deputy arrived, he was able to identify the man being treated as Mr. Michael Shamon.”

Shamon’s death was the first of three deaths in Oceana County waters in the Silver Lake area over the weekend.

A 53-year-old Hart man and a 62-year-old Hart man drowned in Lake Michigan Sunday night, Aug. 14, while fishing near the Little Point Sable Lighthouse, and the search continues for one of the men’s bodies, according to a press release issued by the sheriff’s office.

The body of Brian Waslusky, 53, of Hart was recovered near Pentwater Sunday night, and the search continues for the body of Steve Bruce, 62, of Hart. A third fishermen, Russell Pierce, survived. The threesome “had been fighting a big fish” when the incident occurred, according to the press release.

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