UPDATE – Michigan State Police confirmed Wednesday night that they responded to a report of an person falling over the falls at Black Rivers Falls and into the river.

The individual was later located in the river and was pronounced deceased at the scene.


ELY TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WJMN) – Michigan State Police are leading an investigation following an incident near Black River Falls in Ely Township on Wednesday afternoon.

MSP, along with the Marquette County Sheriff’s Office and Marquette County Search and Rescue were observed at the parking area of the falls.

The Sheriff’s office used their drone to search from above while others joined the efforts on foot, with ATV’s and in the waters surrounding the falls.

Authorities on the scene told us they were initially responding to a search and rescue. They were not able to provide an update at the time and said further details would come from MSP.