ONTONAGON TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WJMN) – It’s been more than a week since an Ontonagon man went missing and authorities say the search continues.

On Friday, July 14, Negaunee Regional Dispatch received a call of an upside-down kayak on Lake Superior in Ontonagon Township near Firesteel River area.

According to Michigan State Police, a local resident saw a kayaker paddling out on the lake and later observed that kayak was upside down.

Regional dispatch contacted the Coast Guard. MSP Troopers from the Wakefield Post were dispatched the area and started to assist with coordinating efforts.

The missing kayaker is believed to be 74-year-old Dale Albert Venema of Ontonagon.

In an email response on Sunday, July 23, MSP plans to send its marine services unit back to the area this upcoming week.