Evart Man Dead After Accidental Drowning in Negaunee Lake

Deputies says an Evart man is dead after accidentally drowning while trying to get his boat in the water.

The Osceola County Sheriff’s Office says it happened at the boat launch on Negaunee Lake just before 6 p.m. Friday night.

The man went under the water and did not resurface.

Members of the Mecosta County Dive Team searched for him on Friday but were unable to locate the man due to visibility issues.

The search continued on Saturday with radar equipment.

Deputies say his body was found Saturday just before noon.