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February 20, 2018
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Julie Denney
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Body of Missing Boater Found in Lost Creek Lake

TRAIL – Jackson County Sheriff’s Office marine deputies have located the body of a man in Lost Creek Lake.  Deputies began searching Lost Creek Lake for Charles Steven Schnell, 69, of Sams Valley, after he was reported missing on March 2 at 11:48am.  They found his body at the north end of the lake at approximately 2:00 pm.  

The Jackson County Medical Examiner’s Office is investigating the cause and manner of death.  Further information will be released at a later time.  Schnell's family members have been notified of his death. 

Schnell had reportedly been at the lake since Monday.  Staff at Lost Creek Marina reported him missing at the request of Schnell’s wife after they were unable to locate Schnell or his boat. 

Deputies and marina staff continue searching the area for the boat.  It is described as a 2015 blue and silver Raider Pro Sport boat.  The registration numbers are OR486AFA.  Anyone who has seen the boat is asked to call JCSO at (541) 774-6800.  Reference case 16-4166.

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