Drowning Rescue Interference by Police: $1 Million Verdict / Settlement

A young man was pushed or jumped off a bridge in Manistee. Two local scuba divers arrived at the scene, but were ordered not to go in the water. We proved the Sheriff had a “turf war” with rescue divers. This case lasted 9 years. We filed 3 successful appeals of adverse rulings. We retained the best experts (US Coast Guard Director of Safety; US Dive Rescue training director). Learn more about this case in the Traverse City Record Eagle.