Body of missing Hancock man found in Portage Canal

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HANCOCK, Mich. (WLUC) - UPDATE: 4/9/2017 at 4:00 p.m.:

The body of a Hancock man who went missing in January was found in the Portage Canal Saturday.

According to the Facebook Page "Search for Ryan Clark," 33-year-old Kenneth 'Ryan' Clark's body was found Saturday morning in the Portage Canal. No further details have been released.

The Houghton County Sheriff's Office says a body was found in the Portage Canal Saturday, but has not released the subject's identification.

According to the Sheriff's Office, around 1:50 p.m. Saturday two people walking along the trail on Lakeshore Drive near Kestner Waterfront Park called 911 after noticing a body floating in the water between the city dock and the shore.

The subject appeared to be a male but no identification was found on the body. The body was transported by Mercy Ambulance to UP Health System - Portage for examination and positive identification.

Houghton City Police, Hancock City Police, Michigan Tech Public Safety, Houghton City Fire Department, and the Sheriff's Office all responded to the scene. The investigation is being handled by the Houghton County Sheriff's Department and further information will be made available upon completion of the medical examiner's report.

Funeral arrangements are now being planned and will be posted on the Search for Ryan Clark Facebook Page.

Clark was reported missing after never showing up for dinner on January 13th. His cell phone and wallet were left behind.

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ORIGINAL STORY:

The body of a Hancock man who went missing in January was found in the Portage Canal Saturday.

According to the Facebook Page "Search for Ryan Clark," 33-year-old Kenneth 'Ryan' Clark's body was found Saturday morning in the Portage Canal. No further details have been released.

Funeral arrangements are now being planned and will be posted on the Search for Ryan Clark Facebook Page.

Clark was reported missing after never showing up for dinner on January 13th. His cell phone and wallet were left behind.



 
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