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Body of missing boater recovered in Wheeler Lake

Law enforcement officials say Lane either fell from or jumped off a boat Tuesday night and never made it back to shore.

Posted: Jun 13, 2019 9:25 AM
Updated: Jun 13, 2019 12:36 PM

UPDATE: Sgt. Chad Pate, Northern District Assistant Commander of the ALEA/DPS-Marine Patrol Division, said the body of Derek Lane has been recovered.

The body of the missing boater was discovered by a local fisherman this morning. Limestone/Athens Search & Rescue, Morgan County Search & Rescue, Limestone County Sheriff's Office and ALEA Marine Patrol Division assisted with the recovery.

Image from the Morgan County Rescue Squad's Facebook page

From earlier:

Search and rescue crews are back out on Wheeler Lake today searching for Derek Lane.

Law enforcement officials say Lane either fell from or jumped off a boat Tuesday night and never made it back to shore.

Wednesday morning, the Limestone County Sheriff’s Office announced the search for Lane had shifted from a rescue mission to a recovery effort.

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