SEARCHERS ON LAKE Pana are dock side to discuss their efforts Friday, June 25, to find a 66-year-old man who fell out of his fishing boat earlier that morning.
Saturday morning, June 26, the body of Larry Scott, Bloomington, was discovered in the lake, not far from where the boat was found.
(Gene Reed Photo)
The body of a Bloomington man was recovered from Lake Pana about 11:00 a.m. Saturday, June 26, 24 hours after authorities began the search for him.
Authorities have identified the presumed drowning victim as 66-year-old Larry E. Scott. His family has property on Lake Pana on the Shelby County side of the lake in Section H-N.
Scott was reportedly last seen by family members just after 7:00 a.m. Friday, June 25, as he went out to fish in his boat. A little more than an hour later, the boat was observed on the water, unoccupied. Family members conducted their own search of the area before alerting authorities. The Pana Police Department received a call at 11:05 a.m. Friday about the missing boater.
Rescuers searched all day Friday, and the search was called off at dusk Friday. Early Saturday morning, June 26, about 6:00 a.m., the search resumed. It took another five hours to locate Mr. Scott. Searchers said he was found not far from where the unoccupied boat was discovered.