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

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A look over Gull Island in 2012. A look over Gull Island in 2012.
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    Thousands of boaters on Friday made their journey to a small island on Lake St. Clair for the yearly, adults only summer celebration known as Jobbie Nooner.
    Thousands of boaters on Friday made their journey to a small island on Lake St. Clair for the yearly, adults only summer celebration known as Jobbie Nooner.
CLAY TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WJBK) -

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.

Drake doesn't expect foul play, but says alcohol appears to be a factor.

The incident remains under investigation. The victim's identity was not released.

Jobbie Nooner takes place each year at Gull Island in the Muscamoot Bay area near Harsens Island and has developed a reputation for its scantily clad crowd and excessive drinking.

The event typically attracts up to 5,000 boaters.

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