Body of missing Behchoko man pulled from lake

The body of Frank Black has been recovered from Russell Lake, north of the community, a week and a half after he went missing.

Frank Black was last seen Aug. 29 on Russell Lake

Searchers examine the boat belonging to Frank Black that was found Monday on Russell Lake. Black's body was recovered from the lake Tuesday afternoon. (CBC)

The body of a Behchoko, N.W.T., man missing for a week and a half has been recovered from Russell Lake, north of the community.

Frank Alfred Black, 57, was last seen Aug. 29 when he left a cabin by boat.

An aerial search found Black’s boat on Labour Day on Russell Lake. A rope was tangled around the engine. His gun was missing, but the rest of his supplies were in the boat.

Searchers from the community recovered Black's body shortly before 5 p.m. MT on Tuesday.

His brother, Alex Black, has been out on the water searching almost every day. He was at home resting when he got the call that a body had been found.

"The rainbow came down on an island, and that's where they found my brother," he told CBC News. "I'd like to ask everybody, everybody going out every day helping us to find him. And all the people praying for us to find my brother. And I'd like to thank them with my heart, that my brother has been found."

The N.W.T. Coroner's Office is investigating the death.