MACON, Ga. (AP) — Authorities in Putnam County say the body of a man who frequently canoes has been pulled from Lake Sinclair.

Putnam County Sheriff Howard Sills tells news outlets that 53-year-old Robert Steven Orr was recovered from the water Tuesday morning.

Witnesses tell authorities that Orr was last seen around 3:30 p.m. Monday at Oconee Springs Park. They say he was intoxicated and disorderly. The sheriff’s office later found his empty canoe, sunglasses and a cooler of mostly empty beer cans.

The man’s body surfaced not far from where his personal effects were found. Sills believes alcohol was a factor in the possible drowning.

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