VANDALIA, Mich — A 50-year-old Aurora, Illinois, man was transported to Elkhart General Hospital in critical condition Saturday after being knocked off a dock by his sons and into the water at Donnell Lake. 

Cass County deputies were investigating the accident that occurred about 4:30 p.m. 

Parish W. Swanson was playing with his sons when he was pushed off the dock, according to Sheriff Richard J. Benhke. After a brief but unknown time under water, his sons brought Swanson to shore.

CPR was initiated before he was transported to Elkhart by Life Care Ambulance, police said. 

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