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Queen’s Cup participant found dead in Grand Haven, MI

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A Milwaukee man participating in the Queen’s Cup race from Milwaukee to  Grand Haven, Michigan was found dead in the cabin of his boat early this morning.   Grand Haven Department of Public Safety first responders were called to the Grand Haven Municipal Marina for a medical emergency around 4:50 AM.   They discovered a 41-year-old man unresponsive in the cabin of his boat.   Attempts to resuscitate the man failed.   

The man’s boat was a registered participant in the Queen’s Cup race, but authorities do not believe the death was race or sailing related.   Foul play is not suspected.

An autopsy is pending as the next of kin are being notified of the death.

The Queen’s Cup race, sponsored by the South Shore Yacht Club of Milwaukee, is in its 80th year.   This year, the overnight sailing race departed Milwaukee on Friday, June 22, sailed across Lake Michigan with boats arriving in Grand Haven throughout  Saturday morning. 

Nearly 200 boats and more than 1,200 sailors participated in the sail boat race.

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