Body of missing 23-year-old recovered

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Sunday, August 4, 2019

DNR confirms the body of missing 23-year-old Marquez Bey has been recovered. (Source: The Bey Family)

AUGUSTA, GA (WRDW/WAGT) - The family of 23-year-old Marquez Bey says his body has been located more than a week after he went underwater at Clark's Hill Lake.

DNR says Bey's body was found at 7:44am Sunday by game wardens. They say he was found in Lincoln County in the Little River area. His body is now with the Lincoln Coroner.

"A patrol boat was already in route to do a vessel search so he directed them to the body. The area where he was located was approximately 90 feet deep with standing timber on the bottom which is likely why he wasn’t found sooner and why he did not surface sooner," DNR said in a statement.

Investigators say Bey and his uncle were canoeing at the lake when the wake of a nearby boat tipped them over. Investigators say his body was found a half-mile to a mile away from where the canoe flipped.

 Bey's 46-year-old uncle was rescued from the water by two Fort Gordon soldiers, but Bey never surfaced. 

Since the incident on July 27, investigators have searched via land, air, and water.

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