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UPDATE: 26-year-old Masnoon Nafees who was found unconscious on Washington Island has passed away

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MONDAY 07/19/2021 9:14 p.m.

WASHINGTON, Wis. (WFRV)- The Washington Island Police Department shared to their Facebook that on Monday, July 19, 26-year-old Masnoon Nafees passed away at a Green Bay Hospital.

The Brown County Medical Examiner’s Officers informed the Police Department on July 19. The cause will be ruled an accidental drowning. Sources say next of kin have been informed as of this time.

No additional information has been released at this time. Local Five will update this story as new details become available.

ORIGINAL STORY: Bystanders jump in to help unconscious 26-year-old on Washington Island

MONDAY 07/19/201 12:08 p.m.

WASHINGTON, Wis. (WFRV) – A 26-year-old male was found unconscious at School House Beach as bystanders tried to save his life while medical personnel was on their way.

According to the Washington Island Police Department, on July 17 around 5:00 p.m., they were notified of a 26-year-old male who was unconscious at School House Beach. While crews were en route multiple bystanders started life-saving measures.

Authorities say that the male had been underwater for an unknown amount of time. Within three minutes of the 9-1-1 call first responders were on the scene.

There was no further information provided by authorities, the name of the victim has not been released. The Washington Island Police Department did not specifically mention if the man had died.

Authorities thanked the good samaritans that jumped in to help.

The following agencies were involved in the incident:

  • Door County Sheriff’s Office
  • United States Coast Guard
  • ThedaStar Helicopter
  • Washington Island Fire
  • Door County Emergency Services Department
  • Washington Island Police Department

Local 5 will update this story as more information is released.

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