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Body recovered in search for missing man, victim identified

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GRATIOT COUNTY, MI (WNEM) -

The body of a missing man has been pulled from a lake in Gratiot County.

A dive team recovered 20-year-old Giovanni Moreno's body about 9:12 Wednesday morning from Reed Park.

Officials with the Gratiot County Sheriff's Office reports Moreno, who had attended Alma High School, was reported missing after his friends noticed he had disappeared about 3:30 Tuesday afternoon.

The park was closed during the search, but has since re-opened.

Park officials said the lake is an old gravel pit and has a constant undertow.

"I always feel safe. We're always like together and there's never been a bad experience," said Holly Zank, Ithaca resident.

She and her friends are regulars at Reed Park.

"We're just relaxing so we like to come out here and hangout and let my dog run around," Zank said.

Frankie Anschutz said she goes to Reed Park often, but she won't swim where it's over her head.

"I don't like deep water so I don't usually go out very far," Anschutz said.

Police said they do not believe foul play was involved, but the investigation continues.

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