Body Believed to be Missing Conn. Boater Found in Vermont

A body believed to be a missing boater from Connecticut has been pulled from Lake Champlain in Vermont, authorities said Thursday.

Vermont State Police and the US Coast Guard have been searching for 67-year-old George Ruhe, who was reported missing Wednesday. Ruhe splits his time between Wethersfield and Vermont.

Ruhe was reportedly winterizing his boat over the weekend off the shore of Charlotte, Vt., near Burlington, but hadn't been seen since.

Crews from the Vermont State Police and the US Coast Guard scanned the lake Thursday by water and air. Crews recovered a body near a sailboat moored at Point Bay Marina in Charlotte around 4:30 p.m. Thursday. Police believe the body is Ruhe, but the Chief Medical Examiner' s office will perform an autopsy to confirm.

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