LUDINGTON, MI – On Saturday, September 21st, 2019, at 1:05 PM, Mason County Sheriff deputies were called to a reported capsized boat on Hamlin Lake in an area known as “the narrows” with two persons reported to be in the water.
Emergency crews responded to the area with Mason County Sheriff’s Office Marine Patrol, Ludington Police Department’s harbor boat, and Hamlin Township Fire and Rescue boat all launched. It was learned the boat had not capsized, however one person was unaccounted for.
At this time it is believed that the two individuals who were on an 18’ bass style fishing boat had fallen overboard. It is unclear at this point how or why they fell.
A woman was rescued from the water by other people boating on the lake. Unfortunately, a 54-year-old man went under the water and did not resurface. The only information being released regarding the man is that he is not a Mason County resident.
Fire departments from Hamlin, Scottville, Grant, Custer, and Ludington all responded to the scene as did the Michigan State Police and a USCG helicopter. Mason County Victim’s Services is on scene with family members.
At this time divers with the Mason County Dive Team and Oceana County Sheriff’s Office Dive Team are in the water searching for the missing man.
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