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Illinois man dies after diving from pier in Marquette County lake


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(WKOW) — An Illinois man died early Sunday at the hospital after being injured Saturday when he dove off a pier.

The Marquette County Sheriff’s Office says first responders were called to Mason Lake around 3:15 p.m. Saturday about a swimming accident on Mason Lake.

They say 34-year-old Michael Christl, of Woodridge, Illinois, was med flighted to U.W. Hospital in Madison after diving off a pier.

Christl died early Sunday from injuries he sustained from the accident. He was staying with friends at a cabin, according to sheriff’s officials.

His death is under investigation by the sheriff’s office and the Marquette County Coroner’s Office.


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