Police find body of missing Mt. Pleasant man
The Mt. Pleasant Police Department has located the body of 35-year-old Joshua VanHorn, who went missing earlier this week.
Officers walking along the bank of the Chippewa River, on Thursday, discovered VanHorn’s body in the water. The Mt. Pleasant Fire Department along with the Isabella County dive team recovered the body.
Mr. Vanhorn went missing on Tuesday, June 16th while swimming down the Chippewa River. He had been tubing with his girlfriend, her mom, and sister. According to reports, they stopped for a break in Nelson Park in Mount Pleasant and VanHorn continued on down the river by himself and without a tube.
A report was filed with the Mt. Pleasant Police Department on Wednesday, June 17. Search efforts began at Nelson Park and continued into Island Park. The search was suspended for the night and resumed Thursday morning, which was when officers discovered the body.
The family has been notified.
The investigation will be ongoing pending further interviews and an autopsy.
The Mt. Pleasant Police Department was assisted by: Mt. Pleasant Fire Department, the Michigan State Police K-9 and aviation divisions, Tribal Fire Department, the Isabella County Sheriff’s Department along with the Isabella County Dive Team, Gratiot County Dive Team, Michigan Department of Natural Resources, Clare County Sheriff’s Department, the Isabella Emergency Operation Center, Mt. Pleasant Parks Department, the Mt. Pleasant Department of Public Works, and K-9 One Search and Rescue Team.