Cadaver dog finds lead during Lake Townsend search for missing boater in Greensboro

GREENSBORO, N.C. — As crews continue to search for a boater who reportedly fell into Lake Townsend, a cadaver dog found a lead, according to the News & Record .

The Greensboro Fire Department confirmed that a cadaver dog got a hit Wednesday morning in the middle of the lake. Crews moved a second cadaver dog and dive teams to that spot to confirm the dog's instinct, the newspaper reports.

The search was paused overnight, but rescue crews returned to Lake Townsend on Wednesday morning, the day after a 70-year-old man reportedly fell from his boat while fishing.

Crews were waiting for the sun to come up to resume the search.

At about 12 p.m. Tuesday, Greensboro fire and police officials responded to a report of a person who fell into the lake.

A rescue crew found the boat but have not yet found the man. They also found the missing man's pet dog and some articles of clothing.

Most rescue crews left the area by 7:45 p.m., but two boats stayed out later searching via sonar.

Officials also searched using a helicopter and search dogs.