Ralph Roberts, 63, of Argentine Township, drowned in McKane Lake in Argentine Township on Sunday, July 26.
Argentine Township Police Chief Dan Allen said police were alerted to the situation at approximately 5:20 p.m. Argentine Township police and the Genesee County Sheriff’s Office Dive Team responded to the south end of McKane Lake.
Allen said Roberts’ 44-year-old stepson and his girlfriend were on the pontoon with Roberts. The police chief said Roberts reportedly jumped in the water and did not resurface. They called 911 for help.
Divers searched for several hours Sunday evening and resumed their search Monday morning, July 27. Genesee County Sheriff Chris Swanson said the sheriff’s dive team recovered Roberts’ body at approximately 11:30 a.m., in 20-foot deep water and about 250 to 300 yards from shore.
This incident remains under investigation.