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Man cited after killing swan with boat in SW Mich.

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PAW PAW TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) - An Illinois man has been cited after authorities say he drove a 21-foot power boat through a group of swans at a southwestern Michigan lake, killing 1 of the birds.

The Van Buren County sheriff's department says its marine division responded Saturday night to Lake Brownwood in Paw Paw Township following a 911 call about the boater, who was pulling tubers. The department says the 57-year-old Naperville man told investigators that he hit the swan.

The man was cited for reckless operation. The man's name wasn't immediately released.

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