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Tippy Dam boat launch in Manistee County is open following vehicle mishap

The Tippy Dam boating access site located along the Manistee River, off Dilling Road in Brethren, is open, following a vehicle being partially submerged in the river this morning.

Just before 6 a.m., an angler was backing their boat into the Tippy Dam boating access site. Due to a mechanical issue, the driver could not stop the vehicle, which then backed into the river and partially submerged.

A passerby assisted the driver by using a tow strap to remove the vehicle from the river, which was taken away by a tow truck.

The scene was cleared by a conservation officer around 7:30 a.m. No injuries were reported.

The driver’s name is not being released.

Contact: Sgt. Grant Emery, 231-775-9727