Missing Boater Found In Washington County Lake Days After He Went Missing

An 80-year-old man that went missing last Wednesday on Pike Lake in Washington County after a day of fishing was found Sunday afternoon submerged in a part of the lake.

The man was reported missing Wednesday night by his wife after he failed to return from the fishing trip and after boaters found his boat on the water with no sign of the man, they began searching the waters for him. Multiple fire department dive teams were called to assist, and after searching Wednesday night and Thursday during the day with the man not being found, the search turned into a recovery.

Searches were still unable to find the man Friday and Saturday, but a person boating on the lake Sunday afternoon found the mans body submerged in about 6 feet of water near the shore not far from the beach area and boat ramp.