Peggy Kiefer

Man drowns near Blue Bluff

Peggy Kiefer

Grove Sun

Grand River Dam Authority Police recovered the body of Tommy L. Kaneer (age, address unknown) from the waters of Grand Lake early on Sunday, July 3.

According to witnesses, Kaneer, who appeared to be confused or incapacitated, had been floating on a piece of styrofoam about 4 p.m. on Saturday, July 2. Witnesses report Kaneer rolled off the foam, went under the water and did not resurface.

According to Justin Alberty, GRDA Communications Director, GRDA officers were notified and were on the scene within 10 minutes. The search continued through the nighttime hours utilizing side scan sonar. The recovery was made about 5AM Sunday, in about 36 feet of water.

Cowskin firefighters were also on scene helping with the search until approximately 9:30 p.m.

Officers are still completing their investigation of the incident.