File photo, Door County Shore Report.

UPDATE — The Brown County Medical Examiner’s Office says that 26-year-old Masnoon Nafees passed away at a Green Bay Hospital Monday afternoon. Cause will be ruled an accidental drowning. 


WASHINGTON ISLAND — A 26-year-old man was airlifted Saturday from Washington Island when he was found unconscious after going underwater at a popular beach.

The Washington Island Police Department released information about the incident Monday.

They did not release the current condition of the man.

The Washington Island Police Department says they were notified by the Door County Sheriff’s Office Communication Center about 5 p.m. Saturday of a 26-Year-old man that was unconscious at School House Beach, in the Town of Washington. 

While medical personnel were responding, several bystanders immediately began life-saving efforts. 

Police say that the man had been underwater for an undetermined amount of time. 

Units from the Washington Island Fire (EMR Group), Door County Emergency Services Department, Washington Island Police Department arrived on the scene, within 3 minutes of the 911 call. 
Other agencies involved were the Door County Sheriff’s Office, USCG, and ThedaStar Helicopter. 
No further information is being released at this time, as this incident remains under investigation.

By Dan Plutchak

Editor and publisher of the Door County Shore Report