Missing boater’s body found on Lake Martin

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Published: Nov. 10, 2021 at 5:06 PM EST
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TALLAPOOSA COUNTY, Ala. (WSFA) - The search for a missing east Alabama boater has ended with the recovery of his body, according to law enforcement.

Capt. Jerry Sewell, who oversees the Alexander City Fire Department Dive Team, confirmed the recovery Wednesday of Roger Milby’s body from Lake Martin.

Milby, 58, of Opelika, was reported missing by his wife to the Alex City Police Department on Tuesday. The man’s boat was found adrift just north of Camp ASCCA. A search by the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency’s Marine Patrol Division and other agencies was launched.

Milby’s body was found around 7:50 a.m. Wednesday near the shoreline south of Camp ASSCA, ALEA confirmed.

The incident remains under investigation by the ALEA Marine Patrol Division.

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