Lake Leelanau Boating Accident Victim Identified

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LEELANAU COUNTY, MI – The Leelanau County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an incident on Lake Leelanau that claimed the life of a Benzie County man.police

Law Enforcement and emergency personnel responded on Wednesday, September 2nd, 2015, at around 3:30p.m., to the west side of Lake Leelanau near Kelenski Point in reference to a man that had gone under the water and did not resurface.

Upon arrival deputies contacted the people on the boat involved and a immediate search did not locate the individual. The regional dive team was contacted to assist in the search.

At approximately 7:30p.m., the dive team located the victim’s body in approximately 12-15 feet of water.

The victim is identified as John Calvin Gleason, 56-years-old, from Lake Ann in Benzie County.

An investigation showed four people, two men and two women were on the sandbar near a boat that began to drift away. Upon attempting to swim to the boat one male subject experienced difficulties and went under the surface and was not seen again.

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