By Shereen Siewert

Rescue crews recovered the body of a missing boater who drowned after a canoe capsized early Saturday, the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Department reported in a news release.

At about 1:30 a.m. Saturday dispatchers received a call of a boater missing from a capsized canoe on Lake Alice in the town of King.

Dive teams from the Lincoln and Oneida County Sheriff’s Departments and Tomahawk Fire located the missing boater at about 8:30 a.m. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene and appears to have drowned, police said.

Police are withholding additional details and the name of the victim until family can be notified.

Wausau Pilot & Review will update this story on Sunday afternoon when that information is officially released.

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