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Body of missing fisherman recovered at Lacamas Lake

Medical examiner will work to determine his cause of death

By , Columbian Assistant Metro Editor

The body of a fisherman who had been missing since last week was found Monday afternoon in the southeast end of Lacamas Lake in Camas, according to the Camas Police Department.

Camas police were dispatched to the lake at 2:55 p.m. Monday after a relative of the missing man discovered the body and called 911, Camas police Officer Debrah Riedl said. She said the body has been identified as that of David J. Gleghorn, 68, who disappeared Wednesday after going fishing that morning.

Gleghorn’s body will be sent to the Clark County Medical Examiner’s Office to determine the cause of death, Riedl said. The Camas-Washougal Fire Department and Clark County Sheriff’s Office assisted in recovering the body.

Family members grew concerned around dusk Wednesday when Gleghorn hadn’t returned home, and they reported him missing that night to Camas police. Police found Gleghorn’s vehicle parked near the public boat launch on Northwest Leadbetter Road and said there was evidence that his inflatable boat entered the water from that point.

The Portland police air unit scoured the area Thursday and found the boat in an inlet at the south end of the lake, but there was no sign of Gleghorn. Marine units from the Clark County Sheriff’s Office as well as the Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office searched the lake Friday but could not find Gleghorn.

Columbian Assistant Metro Editor

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