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UPDATE:The Barry County Sheriff's Office has identified Laura Smith,66, of Middleville, as the woman who drownd yesterday in Gun Lake. Smith was reported mising from a pontoon boat near MUrphy's Point and was later found floating near Hastings Point.

 

ORIGINAL STORY: A report of a person in the waters of Gun Lake at the day area of Yankee Springs State Park came into the Yankee Spring Township/Wayland Fire Department at 4:49 p.m. on Thursday, July 11, Deputy Chief Dan Miller reported.

 

Wayland Area EMS, Barry County and Allegan County dive teams, DNR Parks Division of Yankee Springs and Hastings Fire Department responded along with firefighters and EMR’s from the Yankee Springs Station.

 

At approximately 6:18 p.m. the body of a woman thought to be in her sixties was recovered. The Medical Examiner Investigator was there shortly and the Barry County Victim Services Unit was also at the scene, Miller said.

 

The woman’s name is not being released pending notification of family.

 

 

 

 

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