Missing fisherman’s body found at Belews Lake


STOKES COUNTY, N.C. — A body found Tuesday morning on the Stokes County side of Belews Lake has been identified as a fisherman that went missing last month.

A Rockingham County Sheriff’s deputy found the body around 7 a.m. during a search for two fishermen missing since April 17.

Officials identified the body as 44-year-old James Pascual Bohenstiel. Officials said the cause of death was drowning and no foul play was involved.

Jacob Allen Line, 27, and Bohenstiel disappeared April 17 during a fishing trip. The body was found near a “hot hole.”

“I could tell by the skin and other indicators that the body had been in the water a couple of weeks,” said Joe Deich, Rockingham County Sheriff’s Deputy.

Crews have been searching for 19 days and will continue combing the lake for a possible second body.


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