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Police: Man's body found on Gull Island prior to Friday's Jobbie Nooner party

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Police say the body of a 28-year-old man was discovered on Gull Island Friday, hours before boaters arrived for an annual beach party.

Clay Township Police Chief Donald Drake says it appears the man was camping on the Lake St. Clair island with friends in preparation for today's Jobbie Nooner celebration. Drake says the man was unresponsive when friends to wake him this morning.

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