A 23-Year-Old Grosse Ile Resident, Hunter James Polgar; Found Dead at Detroit River

Last Updated on September 25, 2023, 4:17 pm

Hunter James Polgar, a 23 years old of Grosse Ile Township resident, was discovered dead in the lake at 5:40 on Saturday. According to authorities, he was found dead at the Detroit River on Saturday. Later hours, his boat flipped close to the Ford Yacht Club in Grosse Ile Township.

 Hunter James Polgar Died
Hunter James Polgar (Image via thenewsherald.com)

Fowl Play confirmed his death news through a Facebook post and wrote:

“I love you, buddy, and may one of our great hunters rest in peace. I’ll see you after my final layout shift, Hunter Polgar.”

According to Polgar’s Facebook profile, he went to Grosse Ile High School and worked at DJ Perception Entertainment. Police were awaiting the Wayne County Medical Examiner’s findings; thus, they did not know the exact cause of death.

He is the brother of Spencer Polgar, the nephew of Doug Wood and Janice Wood, and the son of Jim and Julie Polgar. Thoughts and Condolences to his family, friends, and community in this trying time.

About The Incident

On Saturday, September 23, at around 7:45 AM, Grosse Ile police said they got a report that a boat had capsized close to the Ford Yacht Club in Grosse Ile Township. The 18-foot aluminum Starcraft boat was discovered “drifting offshore with damage to the bow portion of the vessel,” according to authorities.

The boat’s driver, Hunter Polgar, a 23-year-old native of Grosse Ile Township, was reportedly pulled from the ocean around 5:40 PM that same day. His reason for death wasn’t known right away. Police were awaiting the Wayne County Medical Examiner’s findings.

According to Deputy Police Chief Todd Brozek, Polgar drove alone when the collision occurred. Polgar’s body has been sent to Wayne County Medical Examiner.

The Wayne County Sheriff Department Marine and Dive Team, the Downriver Mutual Aid Dive Team, the United States Coast Guard Station Belle Isle, and Air Station Detroit assisted in the search operation along with the Grosse Ile Police and Fire Departments.

The cause of the boat’s capsize, or the police did not disclose any potential damage. The incident was classified as a “watercraft accident,” and an inquiry was ongoing.

Although Brozek is confident they know what happened, he plans to hold off on speaking until they have all the facts. By the end of the week, he hopes to have some new information to give on that. The department is still investigating the circumstances leading up to the collision.

Funeral & Memorial Services

Donations in honor of the deceased can be donated to Local 17 IBEW-Southfield. Visit the Sympathy Store to dedicate some trees to him.

Visiting services will begin on September 28, from 1 PM to 9 PM at Molnar Funeral Home, 23700 West Road.

Polgar’s last rites services and funeral preparations will begin on September 29 at St. Paul Lutheran Church of Trenton from 9:30 AM and last at 10:30 AM.

The funeral services of Polgar will be held at St. Paul Lutheran Church of Trenton, 2550 Edsel Street, Trenton, MI, where he will lay to rest at 10.30 AM on September 29, 2023.

Prayers for the young man; Rest In Peace, Polgar.

Source: uptospeedjournalism.com

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