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Body of missing Roxboro boater recovered

Posted March 8, 2011

— The body of a missing boater from Roxboro, whose canoe capsized in January, was recovered Tuesday morning in Mayo Lake, according to the Person County Sheriff's Office.

The part of the lake where the body of Chad Lee Napier, 32, was found had been searched several times before, authorities said, but cold water temperatures had hindered previous search efforts.

Napier and another man were boating on Mayo Lake in Roxboro on Jan. 31 when their canoe tipped over. Authorities said the other man made it back to shore and called for help.


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  • jncna2 Mar 9, 2011

    Rest in Peace Chad. I am so glad he can now be laid to rest.

  • anneonymousone Mar 9, 2011

    May Mr. Napier's family, friends, and colleagues find some peace in this. So sad....

  • robinson66 Mar 9, 2011

    RIP... So glad they found him. Prayers for all his family and friends.

  • pebbles262004 Mar 9, 2011

    glad he was found...

  • garnertoy Mar 9, 2011

    Im glad he was found for his family sake.