The body of a missing Old Town man, who had not been seen since April 27, was recovered Monday morning from a lake Down East.

Lowell Wheaten, 62, was presumed drowned in Pocumcus Lake after searchers found his canoe with an attached outboard motor drifting on the lake on April 27. Wheaten, who owns a camp on the lake, had traveled there last month.

Mark Latti, spokesman for the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife, in a statement said that members of the Maine Warden Service recovered Wheaton’s body.

The discovery of Wheaten’s boat set off a large-scale search of the lake and surrounding area last month. The Maine Warden Service, with assistance from the Maine Forest Service, Maine State Police and others, scoured the lake area by foot, airplane and helicopter as well as using sonar and divers for seven days without success.

Around 10 a.m. Monday a Pocumcus Lake camp owner spotted the body and called 911.

Pocumcus Lake is located in a remote region of Washington County, near West Grand Lake. Pocumcus Lake is approximately 5 miles long and 1 mile wide, with a maximum depth of 44 feet, encompassing over 2,200 acres.

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