Crews recover body of boater in Lake St. Catherine
POULTNEY, Vt. (AP) — Police say rescue crews have recovered the body of a boater who went missing in Vermont’s Lake St. Catherine.
State Police say that on Friday afternoon members of the dive team located what appeared to be a body in about 50 feet of water.
On Thursday afternoon police received a 911 call from another boater. Police learned that 61-year-old Thomas Flood, of Schenectady, New York, was stepping out of a boat to sit in an inner tube when he fell into the water. He wasn’t wearing a flotation device. His wife was with him.
Police say conditions on the lake were windy, and the water was choppy. Flood was unable to swim back to the vessel or the tethered inner tubes.
The body was recovered about 3:20 p.m. Friday.