Man in critical condition following fight at after-hours wedding party.

July 29, 2019

Man in critical condition following fight at after-hours wedding party.

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FERRY TOWNSHIP – A 37-year-old Nashville, Michigan man is in intensive care with a critical head injury following an assault during an after-hours wedding party Sunday, July 28, shortly after 4:30 a.m. on Elm Street.

A 34-year-old Hart man has been identified as a suspect, said Oceana County Sheriff Craig Mast.

“Oceana County deputies, along with Life EMS, were dispatched to a residence on Elm Street to investigate a complaint of a man who was down after an altercation had occurred between party goers,” said Sheriff Mast. “Deputies found that there had been a wedding reception in Shelby earlier on the evening of the 27th. After the reception finished, some of the guests and wedding party went to a residence on Elm Street for after-party festivities.

“Sources say that throughout the evening, there had been an ongoing disagreement between two gentlemen at the party,” said Sheriff Mast. “At approximately 4:33 a.m., this disagreement turned physical between the two, and the victim fell to the ground. In doing so, he sustained extremely critical injuries to his head. Party goers called 911 for assistance after almost an hour had passed.”

The victim was immediately transported to Mercy Health Partners Lakeshore Campus in Shelby and then transferred to MHP Hackley Campus in Muskegon where he is in the intensive care unit.

“This incident is still under investigation and may change depending on the outcome of the victim’s injuries,” Sheriff Mast said.

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