Body of Missing Boater Recovered From New Hampshire’s Bow Lake – Update
**Story updated with information about recovery of a body
The search of Bow Lake in Strafford for a missing boater who never returned to shore ended Wednesday with the discovery of his body.
New Hampshire State Police said they were notified Tuesday evening by the wife of Allan Schuh of Plymouth, Massachusetts, that he did not return from an afternoon of fishing. The Marine Patrol began a search by land and on the lake, according to WMUR, and located his boat and life jacket inside.
The search was suspended Tuesday, but resumed Wednesday morning. New Hampshire Fish & Game said Schuh's body was recovered about 15 feet off-shore in approximately eight feet of water. An investigation is ongoing into why Schuh wound up in the water.
Fish & Game used the tragic occasion to remind boaters that state law requires every boater to have a wearable life jacket with them during recreational activity in a New Hampshire body of water.
"In addition, children ages 12 years old and younger must wear a life jacket at all times," Fish & Game said in a statement.
Hypothermia is also a concern, as the water temperature is still in the 40s. A person could lose dexterity within minutes and be unable to accomplish simple tasks, and may be unable to swim.
WMUR was first to report about the missing fisherman.
Contact reporter Dan Alexander at Dan.Alexander@townsquaremedia.com or via Twitter @DanAlexanderNH