Ottawa County man found dead in Reed Lake

Ottawa County

LAKE TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) — Authorities are investigating the death of an Ottawa County man whose body was found in a Lake County lake.

It happened around 5:11 p.m. Saturday in Lake Township’s Reed Lake, located about 30 miles southeast of Ludington.

The Lake County Sheriff’s Office says a boater spotted the body and called 911. The Lake County Sheriff’s Dive Team recovered the body, which investigators identified Monday as 52-year-old Paul Gerard Brown of Marne.

The sheriff’s office is calling the case a possible drowning, but Brown’s cause of death is still under investigation.

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