HOUGHTON LAKE – On Tuesday, August 13 at approximately 4 p.m., troopers from the Houghton Lake Post responded to Faust’s Resort in Houghton Lake to investigate a missing Kayaker.
Troopers met with the family, who advised that their 23-year-old son, Anthony Alexander Anstead, of Clyde, Ohio, left the resort to kayak across the lake and had not been seen in over three hours. The missing Ohio resident was last seen in an orange kayak wearing swim trunks, a white t-shirt, and was not wearing a life preserver.
Troopers immediately took the information and placed a media release advising local residents of the missing kayaker. Within 10 minutes, a local resident reported an orange kayak floating upside down approximately a mile out from the north shore of Houghton Lake.
The resident contacted a local fisherman from Houghton Lake and advised him of the situation. A local fisherman from Houghton Lake who was on the lake fishing, responded to the area of the floating kayak.
The fisherman, who asked not to be identified, located the floating kayak and Mr. Anstead, who was floating with his kayak. He loaded Mr. Anstead and his kayak aboard his pontoon and brought him to safety at Faust’s Resort.
Mr. Anstead is reported in good health and denied medical assistance on scene. If it was not for the quick actions of the Trooper and the local fisherman, the outcome may not have been as positive.