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Body of fisherman recovered from Middle Lake

The man was reported missing on Saturday, Aug. 21.
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BARRY COUNTY, Mich. — UPDATE 8/29/21: The body of the missing man, identified as William Reagan, was located in Middle Lake around 5 p.m. Sunday, police say. The Michigan State Police Marine Services Unit helped in this recovery.


The Barry County Sheriff's Office is investigating a probable drowning on Middle Lake in Carlton Township. 

Late Saturday evening, a boater found an empty kayak floating in the lake.  

Investigators believe it belonged to a 66-year-old fisherman who had been using the kayak earlier that day. 

A search for the victim is now underway. 

Authorities are withholding the name of the victim so they can notify the family. 

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