Body of missing fisherman found at NE Pa. lake

LAKE ARIEL, Pa. (AP) — Authorities say the body of a missing fisherman has been recovered from a lake in northeastern Pennsylvania.

A spokesman for the Pennsylvania Fish & Boat Commission said the body of 33-year-old Jeffrey Kochis of Jefferson Township was recovered Monday on the Pike County side of Lake Wallenpaupak.

He was reported missing Saturday after fire officials in Paupack Township said an empty boat was spotted by other fishermen. State police said Kochis had been fishing on the lake at the time.

A dive and rescue team searched the water for 13 hours Sunday and the search resumed Monday.

The cause of death has not yet been determined.

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