We got an update after the paper went to print from Deputy Stotzel. Stotzel said that the group of canoers honored in out front page story were actually a group of kayakers. Stotzel said that the group was from down state and that not only did the one man run miles back and forth to get help to their location on the Muskegon River near Temple, but another kayaker held the man, who was apparently having some type of seizure, down until help arrived so that he wouldn’t fall back into the river. It took six of the kayakers and MMR personnel to carry the man the mile back to the ambulance. Stotzel said he followed behind carrying the medial bags and that the group even had to make the trek over an old railroad bridge, just like in “Stand By Me” but a lot smaller, Stotzel said.
Stotzel also gave us an update that the man was let out of intensive care and is now back in his own home.