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Man dies while snorkeling in lake

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EMPIRE, Mich. (AP) -

Authorities say a suburban Detroit man has died while snorkeling at a lake in Michigan's northern Lower Peninsula.

Benzie County Sheriff Ted Schendel says the department's dive team found the body of 43-year-old Fred Hoffman of Trenton on Wednesday evening in Loon Lake.

Schendel tells the Traverse City Record-Eagle that Hoffman's family called 911 on Wednesday afternoon after he went missing while snorkeling with his brother.

An autopsy is planned to determined cause of death.

Loon Lake is an inland lake in the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. It's popular with kayakers, tubers and canoers traversing the Platte River.

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