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Body of missing Roxboro boater recovered

Posted March 8, 2011 10:45 p.m. EST
Updated March 8, 2011 11:04 p.m. EST

— 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.