Traverse City Record-Eagle

May 4, 2013

Police: Man found in Torch Lake had heart attack

From staff reports
Traverse City Record-Eagle

---- — KEWADIN — The death of an elderly man whose body was found floating outside his Torch Lake home has been ruled an accident.

Antrim County authorities said an autopsy shows John Stopa, 83, suffered a heart attack while raking and cleaning the beach near his North Torch Lake Drive home. He then fell in the water and drowned.

His body was found April 28 by family members who could not contact him.