The Barry County Sheriff's Office spent Sunday at Middle Lake north of Hastings conducting a search for a missing person. A 56 year old male lake resident went missing Saturday evening while out on the lake fishing on his kayak. A short time later another boater found the kayak floating empty.
At this time, the search for the victim is still underway. The name of the victim is being withheld at his time, pending notification of relatives.
Assisting at the scene are the Barry County Sheriff’s Office Road Patrol, Marine, Barry County Central Dispatch, DNR, Mercy EMS, Hastings Fire Dept. and Great Lakes Search and Rescue. Great Lakes Drone, Kalamazoo County Dive Team