Game wardens have recovered the body of a missing Porter man who did not return from an evening fishing expedition.

The body of Duane Day Sr., 53, was recovered from Plain Pond on Thursday afternoon.

Day had left his house Wednesday around 6 p.m. to catch catfish.

His family found his truck parked near the pond and discovered his capsized flatbottom boat. They reported him missing Thursday around 9 a.m.

His body was found under the boat in about 9 feet of water, game wardens said.

It is unknown why Day entered the water or how he died.

Although two life jackets were found with the craft, Day was not wearing one. The medical examiner’s office is expected to examine the body.

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