Missing man’s body recovered from Lucky Lake.

June 20, 2016
An Oceana County Sheriff's patrol car at the scene Monday morning.

An Oceana County Sheriff’s patrol car at the scene Monday morning.

GRANT TOWNSHIP — The body of the 29-year-old Southfield, Michigan man who was reported missing from the Lakes of Fire festival at the Lucky Lake Campground was recovered from the lake at approximately 11 a.m. Monday.

Matthew Vo

Matthew Vo

“The Oceana County Sheriff’s Office is very sorry to report that Mr. Matthew Vo was recovered from Lucky Lake late this morning,” states a press release from the sheriff’s office. “The investigation is currently taking place and facts are just now being discovered but Mr. Vo was found floating in Lucky Lake. Preliminary facts would suggest that he is a victim of drowning. This is a very preliminary investigation as many interviews are taking place and the follow-up may take several days.”

Detective Shane Hasty, who was at the scene, said an autopsy will be performed in Grand Rapids, and initial results will be available Tuesday.

A camper found Vo’s body floating in the lake near Lot 16, approximately 10 feet from the shore, said Deputy Ryan Schiller, who was at the scene.

The sheriff’s office was dispatched to the Lakes of Fire festival at Lucky Lake Campground Sunday, June 19, for a report of a missing person. The campground is located in the northwest corner of US 31 and Winston Road.

Guests that were attending the festival, which is a division of the Burning Man festival, reported one of their fellow campers is missing. Vo had been at the festival Saturday evening, June 18, but had not been seen since early Sunday morning. Vo’s vehicle was still at the Lucky Lake Campground.

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