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UPDATE: Body of man found in Muskegon River Sunday morning

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Posted at 1:39 AM, Aug 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-23 11:22:44-04

BIG RAPIDS, Mich. — A man previously reported missing has been found dead in the Muskgon River Sunday morning.

Around 6:30 a.m., members of the Mecosta County Sheriff's Office Dive Team continued recovery efforts to locate the missing boater.

The use of side scan sonar, with assistance from the Michigan Department of Natural Resources-Law Division, helped officers located the body about 25 yards from the boat wreckage.

The body of the 34-year-old boater, which was turned over to the Medical Examiner to complete the investigation, was recovered just before 8:30 a.m.

The Mecosta County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by multiple agencies including Mecosta Township Fire/Rescue, Mecosta County EMS, Newaygo County Sheriff’s Office, Mason County Sheriff’s Office, Big Rapids Department of Public Safety - Fire Division, Big Rapids Township Fire, Mecosta County Hovercraft Team, Mecosta County Sheriff’s Office Marine Patrol, and the Mecosta County Sheriff’s Office Posse