Body believed to be missing boater found in search at Lake Townsend in Greensboro

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GREENSBORO, N.C. — A body, believed to be a 74-year-old boater who reportedly fell from his boat while fishing on Lake Townsend, has been found, Greensboro police announced Thursday.

The boater was previously identified as Wayne Thomas Williams, a part-time employee at the Lake Townsend Marina.

The Greensboro Fire Department, Greensboro police and Guilford County EMS recovered the body Thursday morning.

Medical examiners will work to confirm the identity.

The Lake Townsend Marina will remain closed until Saturday morning out of respect for Williams' family.

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

The 911 call was initially placed by someone on shore who could hear someone screaming for help.

A rescue crew found the missing man's dog and some articles of clothing.

Officials searched using a helicopter, search dogs and sonar.

Williams was not working at the time of the incident.

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