SHACKELFORD COUNTY, Texas (KTAB/KRBC) – A missing kayaker has been found dead in a Shackelford County lake.

Authorities confirm game wardens found the body of Kurtis Smith, 58, of Albany, in the water of Lake McCarty Friday morning, after nearly 2 days of search efforts.

Law enforcement was initially called to the lake after receiving a report that a vehicle had been sitting at the lake all day Wednesday and a kayak had recently washed up to shore.

When they arrived on scene, investigators found the vehicle and the kayak, but no signs of Smith, who was confirmed missing by family.

Search efforts resumed Thursday and Friday.

No additional details are available at this time.

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