Family will sue marina in electrocution death

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The family of a teenager who was electrocuted while swimming at Clinch Park Marina in Traverse City, Mich., was expected to announce a lawsuit this morning against the city-owned marina.

Lawyers Geoffery Fieger and Dean Robb were set to announce the filing of a $50 million lawsuit at a morning press conference.

Michael Knudsen, 18, died Aug. 15 while swimming with friends.

In a statement, Fieger said bad wiring at the docks caused the teen’s death and that the marina knew about the problem before the accident.

Traverse City city manager Ben Bifoss told Interlochen Public Radio he was aware that a lawsuit was likely, but declined to comment.

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