JACKMAN — The Maine Warden Service dive team has recovered the body of a 59-year-old registered guide whose empty boat was found floating on Big Wood Pond in Jackman.

Wardens found the body of Stephen Coleman, of Dennistown, at 9:30 a.m. today.

The search for Coleman began Tuesday afternoon after it was reported that an unoccupied boat had been found on the pond shortly after noon.

Coleman’s body was found in 8 feet of water near the confluence of Big Wood Pond and Moose River. Officials say Coleman was a registered guide who owned a campground along the river.

A life jacket was found in Coleman’s boat, but he was not wearing one. The body has been taken to the Medical Examiner’s Office to determine the cause of death.