DETROIT
04/03/2013 02:19 pm ET Updated Jun 03, 2013

Detroit River Swimmer Rescued By Coast Guard Has Died

(DETROIT) -- A man rescued by the Coast Guard after he was spotted apparently swimming in the 37 degree Detroit River on Monday has died, The Detroit Free Press reports.

Officials are not releasing the victim’s identity.

The man was spotted in the frigid Detroit River at 4:10 p.m. Onlookers called the Coast Guard, who arrived on scene and rescued him 20 minutes later. He received CPR while en route to the hospital.

He died on Tuesday, according to a spokesman from the Wayne County Medical Examiner’s Office.

It is still not clear why he was in the near-freezing water.

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