Indian American dies trying to save another in Black River in Michigan

PORT HURON, Michigan. – Sumith Jacob Alex, 32, of Clinton Township, Michigan drowned Wednesday in the Black Riverin Port Huron trying to save another person.
The bodies of Robert John Lewandowski, 47, of Port Huron, and Sumith Jacob Alex, 32, of Clinton Township, were recovered Wednesday night by officials searching the Black River, according to Click On Detroit
The St. Clair County Sheriff's Office received a call after 2:30 p.m. Wednesday that Lewandowski had fallen out of an inflatable dinghy and into the water near the Domtar Paper plant, which is about a quarter-mile south of the I-94 bridge.
A second call alerted police that Alex had jumped into the water to help Lewandowski. Both disappeared underwater.
Alex was boating with his wife and in-laws, who arrived from Connecticut. Alex married Jana Rachel 9 months ago
Port Huron firefighters sent a boat and the U.S. Coast Guard sent a boat and a helicopter to search for the men, but they couldn't find them.
Divers from the St. Clair County Sheriff Marine Division joined the rescue mission, which turned into a recovery effort. Divers were also unable to find the men.
A second dive team boat joined the search with a sonar. They found Lewandowski's body around 8:30 p.m. Wednesday about 150 feet up the river from where the search began. He was 16 feet deep in the water, about 25 feet from shore.
Alex's body was found around 9:30 p.m. Wednesday. He was a short distance upriver, about 25 feet from the shore.

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