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Lost hiker’s body found in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula

Submitted by on September 24, 2019 – 12:08 amNo Comment

Authorities in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula say they found the body of a lost hiker at a campsite in the Big Island Wilderness Area.

Department of Natural Resources officials say the body of the 29 year-old man from the Oakland County community of Clarkston was found early Monday near McInnes Lake in Schoolcraft County’s Inwood Township.

He was reported missing Sunday evening, which led to a nighttime search.

Officers say the man appeared to have died of an accidental injury. They say his leg was badly cut and he tried to apply a tourniquet. His name isn’t being released until a medical examiner’s report is completed.

Big Island Wilderness Area encompasses roughly 6,000 acres and two dozen lakes.