Man nearly drowns in Penn Township

An Illinois man is in critical condition after he nearly drowned around 4:30 p.m. Saturday in Cass County’s Penn Township.

Sheriff Richard Benhke said 50-year-old Parish Swanson was standing on a dock outside a residence in the 17000 block of Donnell Lake Road, where he was playing with his sons. Swanson was pushed into the lake but did not resurface. After a brief time underwater, Swanson was brought to shore by his sons.

CPR was initiated before he was taken to Elkhart General Hospital.

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