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GASTONIA, N.C. -- A fisherman's body was recovered from Robinwood Lake early Thursday morning, but officials said no foul play caused the death.

Gaston County emergency officials said they received a call about a missing fisherman on Robinwood Lake around 2:30 a.m. Thursday.

A family member reported Robert Scott Dula, 36, missing after they could not find him after several hours of searching.

Emergency crewsresponded to Robinwood Lake and launched a boat.

They found Dula s boat on shore and shortly before daybreak located Dula's body near the boat in the water.

Authorities have ruled the incident an accidental drowning.

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