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Man dies at Cottonwood Point

Ambulance sirens pierced the calm Tuesday at Marion Reservoir as emergency responders rushed to Cottonwood Point for a man reported to be unresponsive and possibly not breathing.

Marion ambulance arrived within minutes, shortly after noon, but discovered the man was dead.

Responders converged on a campsite north of the boat ramp in the camping area’s north loop. A compact car was parked at the spot, but there was no sign of a tent or recreational vehicle.

Circumstances surrounding the discovery of the body and possible cause of death were not available.

Sheriff’s department detective Derek Calvert declined to provide information at the scene, as next of kin had not yet been notified.

Sheriff Robert Craft later said that Calvert had made contact with a family member with assistance from Haysville police. Craft did not have additional details, as Calvert was working a subsequent house fire in Aulne and the two had not talked.

Last modified Oct. 19, 2017