Search for presumed drowning victim suspended for night.

July 19, 2020

Search for presumed drowning victim suspended for night.

By Rob Alway, Editor-in-Chief.

SHERIDAN TOWNSHIP—The search for a Goodrich man who is presumed to have drowned in Round Lake Saturday evening has been suspended for the night. Mason County Sheriff Kim Cole said crews searched for Nathan Troy Munsey, 47, beginning at 7 a.m. today, Sunday, July 19 until 8 p.m. They are expected to return at 7 a.m. Monday. 

Munsey was staying at Cabin Fever Round Lake Resort, 6503 E. Sugar Grove Road. He and other family members were on a pontoon boat when he apparently jumped from the moving vessel and did not surface. Emergency personnel were initially dispatched to the area at 7:09 p.m. on Saturday, July 18.

“You can only see 6-inches to a foot under water,” Cole said. “There is just no visibility.”

Emergency units initially dispatched to the scene included Mason County Sheriff’s Office, MCSO Dive Team, Michigan State Police, Fountain Area Fire Department, Free Soil/Meade Fire Department, Hamlin Township Fire Department (rescue bot and command trailer), Michigan Department of Natural Resources law enforcement, Fountain Area Fire Department Auxiliary, MCSO Victims’ Services, Mason County Emergency Management, and Ludington Police Department (SONAR).

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