Body found in lake tentatively identified as Las Vegas man

A body found in an Alaska lake has been tentatively identified as a Las Vegas man who went missing after his canoe overturned in late April.

Alaska State Troopers say in a web posting that the body found Tuesday in Trail Lake in the Seward area has been tentatively identified as 33-year-old Matt Asturi.

The body has been sent to the state medical examiner’s office in Anchorage for positive identification.

Asturi’s overturned canoe was found in the lake April 20, and he was the only known occupant. Troopers say witnesses told them he had been drinking and wasn’t wearing a life jacket.

Search efforts continued for a week until being called off.