WSMH FOX 66 on Facebook WSMH FOX 66 Twitter WSMH FOX 66 RSS Feed WSMH FOX 66 Mailing List
 

FOX 66 News at Ten

WSMH FOX 66 :: News - News at Ten - Portage man dies while snow blowing
Portage man dies while snow blowing



PAW
PAW, Mich. (Newschannel 3) - Michigan State Police are warning of the dangers
of all this snow after a Portage man dies while snow blowing.




He collapsed in front of his second home on 35 1/2 Street in
Paw Paw just before 4 p.m. Sunday.




State police tell Newschannel 3 this tragedy is a
weather-related one, the victim snow blowing his own driveway in Portage
earlier Sunday, then heading out to Paw Paw to continue working in the snow.




Michigan State Police say a neighbor called 9-1-1 after he
found his friend unconscious in his driveway with the snow blower still
running.




An ambulance was called and paramedics tried to revive the
man, but he unfortunately passed away, likely of a heart attack.




State police tell us the victim was trying to sell this home
in Paw Paw, and had been there working throughout the day. They say he didn't
have any medical conditions they were aware of, but did have the flu a week
earlier.




State police are reminding others to play it safe in this
latest round of winter weather, especially when it comes to handling all this
heavy snow.




"When it's like this, especially with the colder
weather, it can damage your lungs and in many cases it can be stressful when
you're not active in the beginning of the year and it can lead to a heart
attack," Trooper Anthony Turner says.




When shoveling or blowing snow, its best to do it in waves,
taking your time, and not lifting too much.



Portage man dies while snow blowing

Tuesday, January 28 2014, 10:50 AM EST

National News Headlines

Jury convicts 2 ex-Vanderbilt players of raping woman
A jury has convicted two ex-Vanderbilt football players of raping a former student inside a dorm room.

Ex-California Highway Patrol officer sentenced to probation for sharing suspect's nude photos
A former California Highway Patrol officer has been sentenced to three years' probation for sharing explicit photos from the cellphones of two women while they were under arrest.

Chairman Says Congress Wary of Military Pay and Benefit Cuts
The chairman of the House Armed Services Committee said he was concerned that changes to pay and benefits could force experienced service members to leave.

Son of ex-slave who served in Union army during Civil War dies 179 years after father's birth
Luke Martin Jr., whose father was an ex-slave and Civil War Union soldier, has died — 179 years after his father was born.

San Francisco pays $3 million to family of woman found dead in hospital stairwell
The San Francisco Board of Supervisors has approved a payment of nearly $3 million to the family of a woman who was found dead in a stairwell 17 days after she disappeared from her hospital room.

Police: WVU fraternity pledge drank more than 6 times the legal limit for driving before death
A West Virginia University fraternity pledge drank a lethal amount of alcohol shortly before he died during an initiation function last year, police said Tuesday.

Son of ex-slave who escaped and served in Union army during Civil War dies in North Carolina
Luke Martin Jr., whose father was an ex-slave and Civil War Union soldier, has died — 179 years after his father was born.

Navy Preps to Build New Amphibious Assault Ship
The Navy is getting ready to take the next step in its ongoing competition to build a new amphibious assault ship for the service, officials said. Called the LX®, the new amphib will replace the Navy’s existing fleet of LSD 41/49 dock landing ships in the 2020s and 2030s, said Navy spokesman Matthew Leonard. “LX® will […]

New Mexico woman unaware her used van had 13 1/2 pounds of marijuana hidden inside for years
A New Mexico woman drove a van for more than 13 years without realizing there was marijuana hidden inside.

Judge to decide on bankruptcy venue for casino giant Caesars Entertainment
A Delaware judge is set to rule on whether the Chapter 11 case of casino giant Caesars Entertainment Corp. should proceed in Delaware or in Illinois.

News at Ten Stories

Advertise with us!
IE6 Float Fix