Pathologist confirms drowning caused Lucky Lake death.

June 22, 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.

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GRANT TOWNSHIP — The 28-year-old Southfield, Michigan man whose body was recovered from Lucky Lake Monday morning following the Lakes of Fire festival over the weekend died by asphyxia caused by an accidental drowning, said Lt. Craig Mast of the Oceana County Sheriff’s Office.

Matthew Vo

Matthew Vo

Mast said he was notified of the cause of death by Dr. David Start, a pathologist at Spectrum Health of Grand Rapids, who performed the autopsy of Matthew Vo.

Vo’s body was recovered from Lucky Lake at the Lucky Lake Campground, located at the northwest 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 at approximately 11 a.m. Monday.

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.

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