Thursday, August 17, 2017

Man Drowns Spreading Father's Ashes On Lake Superior

AU TRAIN, Mich. (WLUC) - A family is grieving after a Lake Orion man died south of Au Train Island Sunday afternoon. Police say the investigation is ongoing, but according to the victim's brother, the man died on a boating trip to pour his father's ashes into Lake Superior. 59-year-old Robert Louis from Lake Orion, Michigan died shortly after he and six other passengers fell out of their boat in Lake Superior near Au Train. The group was on a 19foot wooden kit boat, and were out to honor the final wishes of Louis' father. His father died just two weeks ago after years of battling Alzheimer's. "My brother literally devoted his whole life to you know, stick around and making sure dad was taken care of for the last 4 years of his life and then two weeks later we had his ashes and his was half on mom's grave and the other half on Lake Superior," Robert Louis' brother John "Joe" Louis said. Michigan State Police were dispatched to a boating accident Sunday afternoon around 6:00 p.m. Source

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