MuskogeePhoenix.com, Muskogee, OK

January 31, 2013

Grand Lake searched for missing boater


Associated Press

— GROVE (AP) — The search continues at Grand Lake for a Missouri man who was last seen boating on Sunday.

The Grand River Dam Authority police say officers using helicopters and boats continued the search Wednesday for Michael Shane Chapman, 40, of Joplin, Mo., after stormy weather delayed their search on Tuesday.

GRDA spokesman Justin Alberty said Chapman had been missing since Sunday and that his boat was recovered near the Sail Boat Bridge area Monday afternoon.

Alberty said search crews have been combing a 10-square-mile area from Sail Boat Bridge to Patricia Island and the East Bay area.