Drugs contribute to Lucky Lake drowning.

September 13, 2016
An Oceana County Sheriff's patrol car at the scene Monday morning.

An Oceana County Sheriff’s patrol car at the scene last June.

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GRANT TOWNSHIP — The 28-year-old Southfield, Michigan man whose body was recovered from Lucky Lake last June following the Lakes of Fire festival at the Lucky Lake Campground near Rothbury had ingested several drugs prior to drowning, according to Oceana County Sheriff’s Office Lt. Craig Mast.

Matthew Vo died from asphyxia caused by an accidental drowning, and several substances he ingested contributed to his death, according to recently-released toxicology results. Cocaine, alcohol, marijuana and ketamine were found in his system, Mast said.

Mast said Dr. David Start, a pathologist at Spectrum Health of Grand Rapids, performed Vo’s autopsy.

Vo’s body was recovered from Lucky Lake at the Lucky Lake Campground, located at the corner of Winston Road and US 31 near the Double JJ Resort. A camper found Vo’s body floating in Lucky Lake about 10 feet from shore after he had been missing for over 24 hours.

The sheriff’s office was dispatched to the Lakes of Fire festival Sunday, June 19, for a report of a missing person.

Guests who were attending the festival, which is a division of the Burning Man festival, reported one of their fellow campers missing. Vo had been at the festival Saturday evening, June 18, but had not been seen since early Sunday morning. His body was found the following Monday morning.

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