Authorities say a woman has died after jumping into a western Michigan lake to help her husband following a collision between a boat and a personal watercraft.
The Barry County Sheriff’s Office says 54-year-old Melanie Cybulski of Hastings died Sunday after being found floating on her back and not breathing following the crash a day earlier on Gun Lake.
Sgt. Julie Jones says 54-year-old boater Eric Cybulski jumped into the water to help 18-year-old Jacob Baker of Grand Rapids after the teen was floating face-down in the lake following the collision. He and others held the teen’s head out of water but he began to tire, and his wife jumped in to help him. Neither Cybulski was wearing a life jacket.
Baker and Eric Cybulski also were treated at hospitals.