Washington Island drowning victim identified

A 26-year-old man airlifted from Washington Island after being found unconscious at School House Beach Saturday evening has died.


The Washington Island Police Department, Washington Island Fire Department, and Door County Emergency Services responded to School House Beach just after 5 p.m. and arrived with several bystanders already beginning life-saving efforts. Emergency personnel learned that the unconscious man, identified as Masnoon Nafees, had been underwater for an undetermined amount of time. In a press release posted online Monday morning, the Washington Island Police Department credited the Door County Sheriff’s Department, the United States Coast Guard, and ThedaStar Helicopter for their involvement. The department also thanked the Good Samaritans who jumped in to help. On Monday night, the Washington Island Police Department announced that Nafees died in a Green Bay hospital earlier in the day. The incident has been ruled as an accidental drowning.


This was the second such incident this past weekend after a 35-man-old man died after collapsing near Cave Point County Park earlier in the day on Saturday.

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