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Man dies while hunting

Kent County Sheriff badgeA Courtland Township man died Tuesday morning, October 21, while hunting on private property in Cannon Township.

According to the Kent County Sheriff Department, the 58-year-old man, from Courtland Township, had been bow hunting with his cousin. At about 9:45 a.m., the cousin went to meet up with the Courtland man and found him deceased.

The Kent County Sheriff Department, Cannon Fire Department, Michigan Department of Natural Resources and Rockford Ambulance responded to the scene.

The deceased has been identified as Michael William Jonkman. Police said he had an extensive medical history, and the medical examiner’s office ruled that he died of natural causes. An autopsy was not performed.


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