LAGRANGE COUNTY, Ind. (WANE) — The body of a Howe man was recovered from a LaGrange County lake Thursday morning, a day after he went missing.
Indiana DNR officers recovered the body of Duane Bowman III, 69, from Little Turkey Lake around 10:30 a.m., WANE 15 has learned.
It was around 9:15 a.m. Wednesday when a lake resident called 911 after discovering an unoccupied boat adrift on the lake, personal belongings on the shore and an unoccupied vehicle with a trailer at the Little Turkey Lake Public Access Site.
Conservation Officers responded to the area and began searching for the missing boater, later identified as Bowman.
Conservation officers searched throughout the evening and resumed Thursday morning before the body was recovered.
It remains unclear how Bowman ended up in the water.