The body of a missing boater on Wheeler Lake was recovered this morning, according to Sgt. Chad Pate of the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency’s Marine Patrol Division

The name of the missing man, Derek Lane, 56, of Athens, was released Wednesday.

“His body was discovered by a local fisherman this morning,” Pate said in a release. Limestone/Athens Search & Rescue, Morgan County Rescue Squad, the Limestone County Sheriff's Office and the Marine Patrol Division assisted with the recovery, according to Pate.

The search for the missing boater had resumed this morning after weather and water conditions forced recovery efforts to be suspended Wednesday at 5 p.m.

marian.accardi@decaturdaily.com or 256-340-2438. Twitter @DD_MAccardi.

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