Body of missing boater found on High Rock Lake

- The body of a missing boater who disappeared Sunday night on High Rock Lake in Rowan County was found Tuesday morning on the shore line near Crane Creek, officials said. 

The body is believed to be 51-year-old George Goins. Officials from multiple agencies and jurisdictions across the region had been working since Sunday to locate Goins after he jumped into the water from his boat. 

Officials worked well into the night and at around 11:40 p.m. Monday recovery efforts were suspended.

Search and Recovery efforts covered and estimated area of over 3 square miles involved over 14 agencies and 20 plus man hours. Efforts included the use of specialized equipment from across the region, as well as the use of cadaver dogs. 

"Our heartfelt sympathies go out to all effected by this tragic event," members with the North Carolina Department of Wildlife said. 

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