Man expected to make full recovery after being pulled from lake unresponsive

The Cass County Sheriff’s Department says a man from Bremen is recovering after falling into a lake and almost drowning.

Marine Deputies responded to a 9-1-1 call on Lake Street at Diamond Lake around 3:10 p.m. Thursday after witnesses say the man’s hat was floating in the water.

The man, 84-year-old Paul Schafer of Bremen, had been previously sitting in a floating lawn chair near the pier.

He was pulled from Diamond Lake unresponsive and transported Memorial Hospital in South Bend.

CPR was initiated by family members and neighbors under the direction of a Cass County 911 Dispatcher.

Medical personal indicated that the quick response to Schafer’s need of CPR after being pulled from the lake was a large factor in his recovery.

Family members indicated that Schafer is expected to make a full recovery.

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