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

Summertime struggles: SC mom's arrest for leaving 9-year-old at park raises child care debate
Plenty of working parents can relate to the dilemma Debra Harrell faced when her 9-year-old daughter asked to play unsupervised in a park this summer.

Suspect killed, US marshals, cop wounded in NYC shootout
Authorities say a sex-assault suspect got in a shootout with law enforcement in New York City that left the suspect dead and two federal marshals and a police officer wounded.

Sexual assault suspect, 2 federal marshals and a police officer wounded in NYC shootout
Authorities say a sex-assault suspect got in a shootout with law enforcement in New York City that wounded the suspect, two federal marshals and a police officer.

US fuming over Israeli criticism of Kerry bid to secure ceasefire with Hamas
The Obama administration pushed back Monday at a torrent of Israeli criticism aimed at Secretary of State John Kerry's latest bid to secure a cease-fire between Israel and Hamas, with U.S. officials saying Kerry had in no way abandoned key Israeli needs.

Strip club endorses Democratic pastor from Arizona in a close race for Congress
An Arizona strip club has endorsed a Democratic candidate for Congress.

Police: New Mexico 911 call reveals unusual intruder _ a large snake
Authorities say officers in New Mexico rushed to a home invasion call and found an unusual intruder — a large snake.

Jury selection begins in federal trial for woman accused of kidnapping Wisconsin infant
Jury selection has begun in the federal trial of a Colorado woman accused of kidnapping her newborn nephew in Wisconsin and abandoning him in freezing temperatures.

Detectives examine video along Oregon highway for any sign of missing mother
The father of a missing Oregon mom, himself a former homicide investigator, told FoxNews.com he is helping police piece together the final moments before his daughter vanished, and described his son-in-law as "solid as a rock."

New York City parolee convicted of murder in shooting of police officer, carjacking victim
A New York City parolee has been convicted of killing a police officer and a second man in 2012.

Crews increase containment on Northern California wildfire
Fire crews increased containment Monday on a wildfire burning near vineyards in Northern California, and officials discussed the possibility of lifting evacuation orders for at least some of the roughly 1,200 people affected.

News at Ten Stories

Advertise with us!
IE6 Float Fix