Maine Warden Service dive boat and aircraft searching for missing New Hampshire man on Saturday morning, June 8, 2019, on Watchic Lake. Credit: Courtesy of the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife

Maine Warden Service divers recovered the body of 39-year-old Timothy Clauge earlier this afternoon in Watchic Lake.

The Nottingham, New Hampshire, man had been missing since launching his kayak to go fishing Thursday after midnight.

Clauge’s body was observed using side scan sonar by warden service divers in 29 feet of water approximately one-third of a mile from where he was last seen launching his kayak two nights before, according to a warden service spokesman.

Clauge was not wearing a life jacket.

Game wardens scanned nearly 100 acres of the lake before finding Clauge’s body.

The Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office said Clauge’s body was found at about 1:30 p.m. His body is being transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Augusta for an autopsy.