Downstate man drowns at Keweenaw County resort

Oct 6, 2013

SHERMAN TOWNSHIP, MI--   The body of a downstate man has been recovered from Lake Superior off of Keweenaw County’s Sherman Township.  

Sheriff’s deputies say Friday around 9:30 a.m. they received a report that Paul Francis Lempke, 48, of Eastpointe was missing.  He had been camping with a friend at the Kauppi Resort and Campground on the Gay-Lac La Belle Road north of Gay.  They say Lempke had gone for a walk, and was last seen on break wall near the resort docks. 

The Keweenaw County Sheriff’s Office, with the assistance of Superior Search and Rescue and DNR aircraft initiated a search.  Lempke’s body was recovered from Lake Superior near the docks around 4 p.m. 

The Keweenaw County Medical Examiner’s Office is investigating the cause of death.