Man drowns in Portage Canal

Jul 18, 2013

HANCOCK, MI--   The body of a Hancock man has been discovered in the Portage Canal. 

Hancock police say Jason Mikkola, 33, was found Tuesday at 6:35 p.m. in the water near his family’s boat house.  Police say he was last seen around 1 a.m. Monday. 

Officials believe Mikkola could have fallen off a boat he was returning to the boat house.  They do not believe foul play is a factor in the incident.

An autopsy is planned this week.