(**Alert)Missing Boater found in Chautauqua Lake...
A kayaker on Chautauqua Lake near Lakewood has found the body of a missing Lakewood man in the area he went missing this past Sunday.  Chautauqua County Sheriff Joe Gerace says divers were getting ready to go back into the water in the area east of the Lakewood Rod and Gun Club when the body of 52 year-old Phillip Gibbs was found floating near the surface.  Gerace says Gibbs' body was found about 6 a.m.  He says the department's Marine Division and WET Team were ready to go back into the water where Gibbs was last seen.  His boat was found anchored in an area about a quarter of a mile off shore Sunday night... and, divers went into the water Monday morning.  Gerace says it was a 'horrific tragedy..." and, adds their thoughts and prayers are with Gibbs' family.  Gerace says a county coroner confirmed the death was due to drowning.  Divers were having a hard time finding Gibbs because the water in that area of the lake is "cloudy..." with only about 5 to 6 feet visability.  Gerace says the lake is about 10-feet deep in that area.

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