The Lapeer County Sheriff's Department wishes to express our thanks and appreciation to the following agencies that assisted in the search for Dr. Antoun Aftimos, who drowned in Lake Nepessing on Sunday, August 16.
Lapeer County Sheriff's Department Dive Team and Elba Township Fire/Rescue initially responded and after a short period of time requested assistance from other agencies for the search. A surface current, limited visibility and weeds hampered the search.
Our thanks and appreciation go to: Sanilac County Dive Team; Oakland County Dive Team and Aviation Unit; Saginaw County Dive Team; Oxford Fire Department Dive Team; Elba Township Fire/Rescue; Lapeer County EMS; Mid-Michigan Search and Rescue.
Sincere appreciation to the owner and staff of Castaways Restaurant on Lake Nepessing for their generous hospitality over the past couple of days.
The Lapeer County Sheriff's Department extends its condolences to the family of Dr. Aftimos.
Sheriff Ron Kalanquin, Lapeer County Sheriff's Dept.
August 26, 2009