UPDATE: Authorities identify body recovered in lake near Waterloo

WATERLOO, Neb. (KMTV) — UPDATE 5 A.M. Monday: The name of the victim has been identified as John Philp. Philp’s boat was found on an island in the lake.

An autopsy has been requested to determine the actual cause of death.


Authorities say they found the body of the man who went missing at West Shores Lake near Waterloo Sunday afternoon.

Police discovered an empty pontoon boat on the lake which led to the search.


Courtesy: KMTV

Authorities are searching for a man who may have drowned at West Shores Lake near Waterloo.

Fire departments from Omaha, Waterloo and Valley are participating in the search. Authorities learned of the possible drowning shortly after 10 a.m. Sunday.

Rescue workers were still searching the area around 12:30 p.m.

West Shores Lake is located at 24340 Douglas Cir., a 203-acre residential area near the intersection of U.S. Highway 275 and West Dodge Road.

This is a developing story and we will bring you more updates as they become available.

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