SHERRILLS FORD, NC -- Catawba County Sheriff's Office deputies and North Carolina Wildlife officers recovered the body of the man missing Monday in the Sherrills Ford area of Lake Norman.

The search ended just before 10 p.m. on Monday when the missing man's body was found in water less than 10 feet deep. The body was in the same cove in which his boat was normally docked.

Local authorities began searching a wide area of land and water around Sherrills Ford and Lake Norman after being notified by family members around 5 p.m. that the man had not returned as expected earlier in the day.

He had last been seen at 4:30 a.m. on his boat.