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UPDATE: Body found in Lake Superior identified as missing kayaker

40-year-old Brett Harriman, of Marquette, went missing in the lake, near Partridge Island, while out on a kayak on July 21.
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Published: Aug. 8, 2021 at 4:58 PM EDT|Updated: Aug. 9, 2021 at 3:13 PM EDT
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MARQUETTE, Mich. (WLUC) - UPDATE: Monday, Aug. 9: Marquette Police Department has identified the man whose body was found in Lake Superior on Sunday.

The man has been identified as 40-year-old Brett Harriman, of Marquette.

Crews searched for Harriman after he went missing in the lake, near Partridge Island, while out on a kayak on July 21.

Police say no foul play is suspected in his death.

ORIGINAL STORY: An unidentified deceased male subject was found in Lake Superior on Sunday, August 8 at approximately 1:26 P.M.

According to the Marquette Police Department, the body was located in the general area where the search for the missing kayaker was being conducted north of Partridge Island. Officers from the Marquette police Department and Marquette County Sheriff’s Department recovered the body from the water. The body was then transported to Upper peninsula health System - Marquette by EMS.

An investigation into the decedent’s identity is ongoing. More information will be released once the identity is confirmed.

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