Deputies identify missing Lake County boater as search continues

LAKE COUNTY, Fla. — A search was underway for a missing boater in Lake County on Wednesday.

Orange County deputies said they, along with Florida Fish and Wildlife officers and Lake County deputies, were called to the Trimble Park and Boat Ramp at Lake Beauclair at about 10:45 a.m. Wednesday.

The boater, William Robl, 76, boarded the boat at about 7:30 a.m.

Family members became concerned when he didn’t come home, deputies said.

Robl’s boat was spotted spinning in circles in the lake.

Lake County deputies searched the area via helicopter while Orange County deputies searched the lake.

Deputies said crews will stay at the scene throughout the night.