The body of the 85-year-old pilot who’s plane went missing and was found crashed in Lake Palestine last Wednesday, was found early Saturday morning.
A water maintenance worker spotted Fred Scholz’s body near the dam along the shoreline just after 7 Saturday morning. Game wardens along with the Rusk Justice of the Peace confirmed it was the missing pilot.
Search teams recovered the plane from the lake on Friday.
An American Bass Anglers Tournament scheduled for Saturday went ahead and was not restricted in any way because of the search.