U.P. Man falls to death from Mackinac Island rock formation


A July 2016 file image of Arch Rock on Mackinac Island. (Viplav Valluri/Wikimedia Commons)

MACKINAC ISLAND, Mich. (AP) — Police say an investigation reveals that a man who was found dead at the base of a popular Mackinac Island tourist destination intentionally jumped from the top and left a note indicating plans to take his own life.

Mackinac Island Police Chief Doug Topolski says the man’s body was found at the base of Arch Rock by a passerby about 9:15 a.m. Wednesday. He says the man likely fell from the top of the natural limestone arch. Arch Rock rises 146 feet above the Lake Huron shore.

Climbing on it is strictly prohibited. Viewing platforms are available at the site.

The name of the man, an Upper Peninsula resident in his 40s, wasn’t immediately released.

Topolski says “no foul play is suspected.”

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