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Bridge Fall Death near Casino

(Michigan City, IN) - Authorities are investigating the weekend death of a man during a fall into Trail Creek.  The victim is identified as 32 year old August Breitbarth of La Porte.


According to Michigan City Police, he fell into Trail Creek from the U.S. 12 bridge near Blue Chip Casino about 5:30 p.m. on Saturday.  Police said a witness observed the man walk up the bridge by himself and lean over the pedestrian railing by  himself just prior to the fall.


The man was recovered from the water and taken to the hospital where he later died.  Whether the fall was an accident or suicide was not disclosed, but police are investigating the death.


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