Body of missing man found in Bass Lake. 

July 25, 2021

MCSO Dep. David Barnett inspects the boat.

Body of missing man found in Bass Lake. 

By Rob Alway, Editor-in-Chief.

SUMMIT TOWNSHIP — The body of John Decker, 62, of Lake Bluff, Ill. was recovered about 5 p.m. this afternoon, July 25, in Bass Lake. Decker had been missing from his Bass Lake cabin early Friday afternoon. Later that day, his unoccupied pontoon boat was discovered motoring in circles in the lake. Emergency personnel were dispatched to Bass Lake at 5:24 p.m. on Friday, July 23 and searched during daylight hours all day Saturday and Sunday up until his body was found.

Emergency crews involved include Mason County Sheriff’s Office, Mason County Sheriff’s Office Dive Team, Mason County Emergency Management, Oceana County Sheriff’s Office, Oceana County Sheriff’s Office Dive Team, Riverton Fire Department, Hamlin Fire Department, Pentwater Police Department, Michigan Dept. of Natural Resources law enforcement, U.S. Coast Guard helicopter, Mason County Victim Services, Salvation Army, and Life EMS.

The case remains under investigation.

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