A man whose body was found under the ice of Salmon Lake in North Belgrade has been identified as Derek Palange of Belgrade, who was reported missing Jan. 11.

The Maine Warden Service announced the identification in a news release Tuesday afternoon. On Monday, after Palange’s body was recovered, they said it was likely it was him.

“Preliminary results indicate Palange died from drowning when his ATV entered open water on Salmon Lake” on Jan. 9, the news release from Cpl. John MacDonald said Tuesday.

Palange’s body was pulled from under the lake ice at about 10:40 a.m. Monday after a fisherman spotted the wheels of his ATV sticking out of the ice Sunday.

Wardens first cut the Yamaha three-wheeler out of the ice Monday morning. Palange, 40, was last seen the night of Jan. 9 riding the ATV.

In addition to the ATV, a pair of boots was found frozen into the ice about 35 feet from the ATV.

The recovery was made in 28 feet of water.