Update: Police indicated at 12:19 p.m. the body has been recovered.
By Sharyn L. Decker
Lewis County Sirens news reporter
CENTRALIA – Search operations resumed this morning at Plummer Lake in Centralia where a man got separated from his flat-bottomed boat and disappeared under the water yesterday.
He is a 65-year-old Centralia resident, according to the Centralia Police Department.
A witness had seen the man fishing, and then saw him swimming toward a a life jacket while the boat moved away powered by a small electric trolling motor just before noon according to police.
Detective Patty Finch said authorities have contacted at least one of the man’s family members.
Police, firefighters and a dive team worked until dark last night and did not find him.
The lake is adjacent to Interstate 5 and is very deep, according to responders.
Nobody saw what happened that caused him to get separated from his boat, Sgt. Pat Fitzgerald said yesterday.
For background, read “Searchers comb Centralia lake for fisherman” from Monday October 5, 2015, here