Manton man drowns in Wexford County lake

Man drowns Lake Meauwataka

The Wexford County Sheriff's Office says a 41 year old Manton man drowned this afternoon in Lake Meauwataka after spending time with his family at the Colfax Twp. Campground.

Deputies say Tobias Hochstetler was on an outing with two Amish famlies and went for a swim with the kids just after lunch.

Hochstetler swam around one of the buoys and started back to shore when witnesses say he went under the water and didn't come back up.

18 year old Tyler Towers of Cadillac dove in the lake and pulled Hochstetler to shore where a couple performed CPR.

Hochstetler was taken to Mercy Hospital in Cadillac where he was pronouced dead.