Missing boater’s body recovered at Wheeler Lake

Published: Jun. 13, 2019 at 6:15 PM CDT
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LIMESTONE COUNTY, Ala. (WAFF) - Officials recovered the body of missing boater Derek Lane Thursday morning.

Lane’s body was discovered by a local fisherman. The Limestone County/Athens Search & Rescue, Morgan County Search & Rescue, Limestone County Sheriff’s Office and ALEA Marine Patrol Division all assisted with the recovery.

Lane, 56, had been missing since Tuesday evening.

Limestone County deputies say Lane was on the water with another man Tuesday night when he either jumped or fell out of the boat. He went under the water and never resurfaced.

An autopsy has been ordered to confirm the cause of death.

The investigation is ongoing.

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