The family of an 18-year-old Michigan man who died while swimming at the Clinch Park marina in Traverse City has filed a lawsuit seeking $50 million.
Michael Knudsen’s family said it wants to prevent similar deaths with the lawsuit against the city and others.
Mayor Chris Bzdok said the death is a tragedy that needs to be investigated.
Knudsen died Aug. 15 after he swam off a dock with a friend who reported getting a shock. Marina employees cut power to the dock before Knudsen was pulled from the water. A preliminary autopsy listed the cause of death for the Mancelona man as a combination of electric shock and drowning.
City documents show two separate breaks in an electric power line leaked electricity into the water.