Nova Scotia

Divers find body in Level Spot Lake

Underwater divers recovered the body of a man from a lake on Nova Scotia's Eastern Shore Sunday.

Crews have been searching for a fisherman who fell in Level Spot Lake April 6

Underwater divers recovered the body of a man from a lake on Nova Scotia's Eastern Shore Sunday.

The discovery was made by a private dive company that was searching for 33-year-old Brent Walton. 

Walton was fishing with another man on April 6 when their boat ran into trouble on Level Spot Lake off of Lake Charlotte in Musquodoboit Harbour.

The other man swam 200 metres to shore and called for help.

RCMP Const. Tammy Lobb said they've made several attempts to find Walton.

"The RCMP underwater recovery team did several dives in the lake, as well as enlisted the assistance of groups such as ground search and rescue, to provide ground assistance in the search."

Lobb says Walton's family hired a private dive team to join the search. That team discovered the body on Sunday.

It was recovered by the RCMP. 

An autopsy is planned to confirm the identity of the body.

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