UPDATE: Body of missing boater recovered on Lake Sam Rayburn

ANGELINA COUNTY - ANGELINA COUNTY - The search has ended for a missing person on Lake Sam Rayburn that began Sunday morning.

Search crews found the body of 57-year-old William Harding around 11 a.m. Tuesday morning.

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One person is missing after his boat was found near a cove in Angelina County Sunday morning.

East Texas Game Wardens continue their search for the missing man, a 57-year-old from Jasper County. According to people in the area, the man normally goes out alone for recreational boating, not fishing, and relatives say he lives alone.

According to Captain Tom Jenkins, the boat was found near Smith Cove in Angelina County Sunday morning and authorities believe the man went missing sometime Saturday or overnight Sunday. 

As of now, a Jasper County pilot is patrolling the 114,000 acre lake along with area authorities and volunteers. 

Stay with CBS19 for updates.

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