Lake Michigan drowning victim identified as UK man

- Police have identified the victim of a drowning on July 4 in Lake Michigan as a man from the United Kingdom.

The Leelanau County Sheriff's Office says the man was identified 67-year-old Marcus Brandon Adams through dental records.

Michigan State Police asked for the public's help identifying a man who drowned in Lake Michigan around the Fourth of July. His body was found northwest of Leland Harbor. Police also shared a photo of a watercraft they found near North Manitou Island, which was 8.3 miles southwest of where authorities recovered the man's body.

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Adams had been living in the Washington, D.C. area since 2011. Michigan authorities were contacted by Washington, D.C. police on August 6 after a friend reported that Adams was missing. Police say Adams sent suicide letters to friends in Oregon that were received July 8.

Investigators discovered that Adams made his way to the Ludington area and spent a few days at a small resort. That's where he bought a small inflatable watercraft and told individuals at the resort he was heading out to explore the Lake Michigan shoreline. He was not seen again.

If you or a loved one is feeling distressed, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. The crisis center provides free and confidential emotional support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255, or text 741-741.

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