MICHIGAMME, Mich. (WLUC) – UPDATE from the Michigan State Police: The missing kayaker returned to camp on her own at approximately 9:00 a.m. and is in good health. All units are clearing the incident.
The Michigan State Police Negaunee Post and the Marquette County Sheriff’s Office are searching for a missing kayaker on Lake Michigamme.
According to the MSP, officers were called to a camp on Lake Michigamme around 8:00 p.m. Monday. Melanie McKelvey, a 41-year-old woman from St. Louis, Missouri, was reportedly last seen on Monday afternoon leaving a cabin on the southwestern shores of Lake Michigamme in a red kayak. She was wearing a black jacket and dark green boots and was last seen paddling northeast.
The Marquette County Sheriff’s Office and Michigan DNR Conservation Officers searched the water by boat. Marquette County Search and Rescue searched the roads around Lake Michigamme. A U.S. Coast