URGENT – U.P. Breaking News Bulletin – 3-31-18 – UPDATE 6:57 p.m. ET
After firefighters left the scene, the victim started feeling ill – and emergency EMTs rushed back to the scene.
The family says what actually caved in was a tent with the man’s belongings. However they said he was living in a camper.
The resident, 50-year-old Edward Burns Way of Perkins, MI, was taken by Rock Rescue Three to St. Francis Hospital in Escanaba, MI.
Mr. Way was suffering from health issues brought on by the incident and was doing well – all things considered.
He has past residences listed online in Marquette, Gwinn, Escanaba and Bark River.
5:42 p.m. ET
Snowstorm causes storage tent roof collapse at remote residence near Perkins, MI
By Greg Peterson
U.P. Breaking News
Owner, News Director
(Perkins, MI) – Numerous emergency officials are at residential tent collapse near Perkins, MI.
There were initial reports it was a “camper” used as a home, but the information since has been conflicting. The victim’s family says a tent with the man’s belongings collapsed – but he is living in a nearby camper.
We will have to wait and see if the Delta County Sheriff’s Department or Michigan State Police decide to give details to the public.
The Rock Rescue EMT’s/EMS (Rock Rescue Three) ambulance and volunteers and others are en-route to the cave-in.
Rock Rescue Three – with three emergency officials – was summoned back to the scene a short while ago (5:36 p.m.) for someone not feeling well.
The tent cave-in was reported just before 5 p.m. ET this evening, Saturday March 31, 2018.
The address is said to be behind 5845 30th lane in Perkins, MI
The resident of the home – 50-year-old Ed Way – was not hurt. But an ambulance was called later because he started feeling medically ill in reaction to the day’s events.
If you can help us with his name or info please contact U.P. Breaking News. We ask for public help when officials are not forthcoming.
“He lives in the woods,” the Delta County 911 dispatcher told those responding.
“It’s not the trailer house” – the home is located in the rear of nearby property, they were told .
The man called police to report the roof on tent caved in from the snow – and that he was OK – if not a bit shaken.