Man dies following fall on boat - WNEM TV 5

Man dies following fall on boat

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A man has been killed after falling from the top of a sailboat onto the deck of the vessel.

The accident happened Saturday afternoon around 4 p.m. at the Bay City Yacht Club on Shady Shores Drive.

Gaitis Skabardis, 77, fell about 50 feet to his death. Skabardis fell while working on the mast of the sailboat.

Skabardis was pronounced dead at the scene.

Bay County Sheriff's Deputies, Bangor Fire Department and McLaren Paramedics all responded to the scene.

An autopsy on Monday is expected to determine whether he had a medical problem before falling or died of injuries from the fall.

The incident remains under investigation.

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