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Missing boater found on Lake Chehaw

Crews are searching for a boater who went missing Saturday evening. / Mary Green

The missing boater was found dead after a five-day search on Lake Chehaw.

Crews spent hours searching for a boater who went missing Saturday evening.

Cpt. John Beamon of the Albany Fire Department said the man's boat capsized Saturday just after 5 p.m. on the Flint River.

Two adults and a child were rescued.

Albany Fire search and rescue crews and the Department of Natural Resources were looking for him. They had to temporarily suspend their search Sunday afternoon and all of Monday because of the weather, but resumed Tuesday.

Beamon said this is also a reminder to all people to be safe on the water.

"Be sure that they exercise caution when they're out boating and wearing their life safety jackets," he said.

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