Oakland County officials have recovered the body of a missing kayaker in Waterford Township.

A witness called the township Police Department on Wednesday evening to report a kayak had overturned on Pleasant Lake and the person on it failed to resurface, county authorities said.

A county sheriff's dive team was called to the scene near near the 100 Block of Edge Lake Drive about 7:35 p.m. to search. Members later found the body, identified as belonging to a township resident, in about 15 feet of water not far from where he was last seen, investigators reported.

The 43-year-old man had not been wearing a life jacket. The Oakland County Medical Examiner’s Office was expected to conduct an autopsy.


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