UPDATE: The Body Of The Missing Boater Was Found On Bass Lake

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Mason County Sheriff’s Office

The Mason County Sheriff’s Office says they recovered the body of a missing boater on Bass Lake shortly after 5 Sunday evening.

John Decker, 62, of Lake Bluff, Illinois went missing on Friday afternoon after the boat he was operating was found running and motoring in circled unoccupied on Bass Lake.

Crews were searching for him ever since. Saturday’s search was complicated by heavy weed beds, poor visibility and inclement weather.

The Mason County Sheriff’s Office asked the public to avoid the area outlined on the above map while they searched on Sunday.

Oceana County SO, Michigan DNR-Law Enforcement, Pentwater Police Department, Michigan State Police, Mason County Emergency Management, Mason County VSU, Hamlin FD, Riverton FD, and United States Coast Guard Air Support all assisted in the search efforts

The case is still under investigation by the Mason County Sheriff’s Office.