MI: Cass County man drowns in accident at Belas Lake



Cass County authorities are continuing their investigation into an accidental drowning Friday morning.

Deputies were called to Belas Lake in Penn Township after 7 am, and discovered an empty kayak at the northwest corner of the lake.

Hunting equipment was also found at the scene.

A further search resulted in the discovery of 50-year-old Terry Allen Westphal of Cassopolis.

Initial investigation indicated that Westphal had apparently fallen out of the kayak and drowned.

Cass County deputies were assisted at the scene by Newberg Township Ambulance and Cass County Marine Division.


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