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Laporte man victim of drowning in Ten Mile Lake

The Cass County Sheriff's Office identified a Laporte man as the victim of an apparent drowning Saturday in Ten Mile Lake near Hackensack.

According to the sheriff's report:

Darrin Michael Karnitz, 19, of Laporte apparently drowned when two boats collided on Ten Mile Lake shortly before midnight Saturday.

The victim was ejected from the boat he was operating. His body was recovered from 20 feet of water by divers from the Lakes Area Dive Team.

Cass County Chief Deputy Tom Burch reported that the cause of the collision remains under investigation with an autopsy scheduled.