The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO

January 30, 2013

Crews searching Grand Lake for missing Joplin boater


From staff reports

GROVE, Okla. — Rescue crews are searching Grand Lake for a Joplin man who was last seen boating on Sunday.

According to the Grand River Dam Authority, 40-year-old Michael Shane Chapman of Joplin remains missing.

GRDA Spokesman Justin Alberty said Chapman’s boat was recovered near the Sail Boat Bridge area on Monday afternoon.

The Associated Press is reporting that crews used helicopters and boats in the search for Chapman. Alberty says search crews have been combing a 10-square-mile area from Sail Boat Bridge to Patricia Island and the East Bay area.

Stormy weather delayed their search Tuesday.