Search for missing boater on Lake Fenton continues
Thu, 24 Jul 2014 13:10:41 GMT —
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The body of 61-year-old James Lehmkuhle has been found.
State police sonar boats located Lehmkuhle just after 12:30 this afternoon according to Fenton Township Fire Chief Ryan Volz.
Chief Volz said that the sonar boats started at the command center on the lake and moved south. Once they located what they believed was the body, dive teams were sent to the location. By 1:05 this afternoon, the body was recovered by the dive team.
Lake Fenton will be reopen for the weekend, according to Chief Volz.
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The search for the missing boater on Lake Fenton resumed this morning at 8.
The Michigan State Police, Genesee County Sheriff's Office, and Fenton Township Police are all out this morning helping with the search for 61-year-old Flushing resident James Lehmkuhle.
Lehmkuhle went missing on Tuesday. He went out fishing and did not return. His boat, however, was found Wednesday night, along with his insulin pump. Lehmkuhle has diabetes, according to family members.
The 850-acre Lake Fenton remains closed while authorities use boats, dive teams, and a helicopter search for the missing man.