The Maine Warden Service says game wardens today, Aug. 24, recovered the body of Peter Wesley Townsend, 66, from Messalonskee Lake.

The body of was discovered around 10:30 a.m. by three people who were fishing. Townsend had been swimming the southwestern shoreline of Messalonskee Lake from his home in Belgrade. He was found about 100 feet from shore in 6 feet of water. The warden service’s dive team recovered the body.

The death is under investigation by the state medical examiner and the Kennebec district attorney’s office.