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UPDATED: Fight reported at Washington Island campground

A fight at a campground provided some extra fireworks on Washington Island over the holiday weekend. According to a report from the Washington Island Observer, emergency personnel responded to a brawl at Washington Island Campground, located on East Side Road on July 4th. Washington Island Police Chief Tyler McGrane told the reporter he could not provide further comment until more information was compiled. The Washington Island Campground responded a few hours later in a Facebook post, calling it an isolated incident at a “group campsite involving a small amount of individuals of the same group.” The post acknowledges members of the Washington Island Police Department and EMT/Fire Department responded to the call and that the individuals involved were removed from the campground with no additional action needed.


According to Door County Sheriff's Department Chief Deputy Pat McCarty, deputies were called into help with the investigation. One person was stabbed and a couple of other people were taken into custody as a result of the incident. McCarty added that there will be no press release with additional details about the incident issued by the Door County Sheriff's Department or the Washington Island Police Department.



We will have more information on this incident as it becomes available.

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