HOPE TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) — The hourslong search for a missing swimmer is over.
The Barry County Sheriff’s Office says search crews discovered the body of 37-year-old Richard Bryan Card shortly before 3:30 p.m. Sunday. He was found in about 26 feet of water on Little Pine Lake in Hope Township, about 9 miles southwest of Hastings.
The sheriff’s office was notified of Card’s disappearance around 12:30 a.m. Sunday. Authorities say he was swimming from a paddleboat when he went under and did not resurface.
Great Lakes Drone, Great Lakes Search and Rescue and the Kalamazoo County dive team helped search and recover Card.