(LAMOTTE TOWNSHIP) -- The body of a Decker man was recovered from a pond on Moore Road east of Germania in Sanilac County's Lamotte Township. Sheriff's deputies say the victim, 57-year old Robert Earl Baer, was found by a passing motorist Tuesday evening around 7 p.m. The Sanilac County Dive Team and Lamotte Township Fire Department assisted with the recovery. According to Sgt. Darrin Siemen, an initial investigation at the scene revealed an accidental drowning; however, an autopsy will take place Wednesday afternoon to rule out any foul play. The incident remains under investigation and alcohol is believed to be a factor.