Coroner IDs man pulled from Shawnee Lake

Emergency crews search Shawnee Lake for missing man. (Photo WDTN/Paul Rodzinka)

JAMESTOWN, Ohio (WDTN) – The body of a missing boater found after several hours of searching Tuesday has been identified as 64-year-old James C. Redway Jr.

A Shawnee Lake resident called 911 around 11:30 a.m. after hearing someone shouting for help.

When officials arrived at the private Greene County lake, they said they found a truck, trailer, and boat drifting a few feet away, but no sign of the owner.

Sonar boats located Redway’s body around 4 p.m.

The sheriff told 2 NEWS Redway was not wearing a life jacket.

Redway, 64, was a resident at Shawnee Lake.

The coroner is scheduled to perform an autopsy to determine the cause of death. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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