SURRY COUNTY, N.C. (WGHP) — The body of a man who went missing on Belews Lake Friday was recovered on Monday.
At about 11 a.m. Friday, two people went out on the lake in kayaks to hunt ducks and got separated, according to Stokes County deputies.
FOX8 is told the missing kayaker found dead was a man in his mid-30s. He was recovered around noon on Monday.
Crews had to call off the search Friday due to inclement weather. A gun case and seat from the kayak washed up on the lake’s shore.
Before finding the man, The State Wildlife Commission confirmed that they moved the search from a rescue operation to a recovery operation.
The man was found by Stokes County Emergency officials using sonar and a remote-controlled underwater vehicle.
Emergency officials said he was found halfway between a boat ramp and the steam station where the hunter he was with had last seen him.