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Cedar Springs man drowns in lake

A Cedar Springs man drowned last week, in a Montcalm County lake.

According to the Michigan State Police Post in Lakeview, they responded to the scene at Winfield Lake at 6:12 p.m. August 19, on a report of a possible drowning. Initial attempts to locate the victim were unsuccessful, and he was later located about 30 feet from shore by the Montcalm County Sheriff’s Office dive team. The Howard City Police Department, Alpha 8 and Rescue 29 also assisted at the scene.

The victim was Bruce Parks, 36, from Cedar Springs. Alcohol was believed to have been a factor in the incident, but the autopsy results had not been released at press time.

Parks is survived by his children, Justin Parks, Corey Parks, David Kindle, Eathen Kindle, Thomas Kindle, and Dillon Tinkham; and several other relatives. Memorial services will be held at the Pederson Funeral Home on Thursday, August 26, at 1:00 p.m. with Pastor Bruce Wilson officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service.

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