**NEWS ALERT**


Authorities have recovered the Body of 48 year old Ricky Whipple who was lost in Chautauqua Lake following a tubing incident last Saturday.  Sheriff Joe Gerace says they found Whipple's body at 5:45 this morning.   Whipple's family has been notified, and Gerace hopes that this helps bring them some closure. Gerace thanked everyone who helped in the recovery - The Sheriffs Department, Volunteer Firefighters, State Police and others that put in hundreds of man hours over the past few days.  Authorities have been working in a joint effort since this past Saturday evening to locate the body of 48 year old Ricky Whipple.