Man Who Drowned In Failed Water Rescue IDÂ?d 5-23-2011 - WNEM TV 5

Man Who Drowned In Failed Water Rescue IDÂ?d 5-23-2011

Authorities have identified a Mid-Michigan native who drowned in an unsuccessful effort to rescue a 16-year-old boy whose canoe overturned in choppy water at the base of a dam in Michigan.
The Oakland Press of Pontiac and the Detroit Free Press report that 48-year-old Douglas Killingbeck of Milford drowned while attempting to rescue 16-year-old John Przydatek of Macomb County's Harrison Township on Saturday about 30 miles west-northwest of Detroit.
Killingbeck graduated from Arenac County's AuGres-Sims High School in 1982.
Police say the boy and another 16-year-old were out in a rented canoe in the Huron River when it capsized in rough water. The Free Press reports they were part of a group from Knox Presbyterian Church in Harrison Township. The second teen made it to shore with minor injuries.
Killingbeck tried to rescue them in his canoe, but it also overturned.
Killingbeck leaves behind a wife and two daughters, 10, 15.
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