Body Of Missing Wakesurfer Recovered From Clear Lake In Steuben County

(STEUBEN COUNTY) – Officers have recovered the body of a missing wakesurfer that went missing in Clear Lake on Thursday, June 27, 2019.

Utilizing a Remote Operated Vehicle (ROV) sonar unit, officers were able to search the area and locate the victim. A conservation officer diver was then able to recover the victim from a depth of 56 feet.

The victim has been identified as 20-year-old John I. Adams of Lake Forest, IL.  Family notification has been made and an exact cause of death is pending autopsy results.

Conservation officers were assisted by the Angola Fire Department, Fremont Fire Department, Hamilton Fire Department, Steuben County Sheriff’s Department, Fremont Police Department, and Steuben County EMS, Steuben County Underwater Rescue and Recovery Team.