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Name of man who drowned in Lake Eacham released

THE body discovered in Lake Eacham on April 21 has been identified as that of missing man Maurice Shutter, who went missing at the lake in November 2014, feared drowned.

Around 5.30pm on Thursday April 21, police were called to the lake following reports that a body was found submerged in the water.

Forensic officers and detectives from the Tablelands Criminal Investigation Branch began investigations into the discovery of the body.

The body has today been confirmed to be that of 56-year-old missing person, Maurice Shutter who was last seen on November 23, 2014 after attempting to cross the lake in an inflatable boat.

It was believed that Mr Shutter had drowned following the accident on November 23.

The death is not suspicious.



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