GASTON COUNTY, N.C. -- A male body has been recovered from the Catawba River. This comes after crews were searching the Lake Wylie after a boat was found abandoned on the water.

It was initially said that the body was found in Lake Wylie, but the area is actually the river. 

A call came in just after 9 a.m. Wednesday morning after someone spotted a boat in the water near Armstrong Road.

The man has been identified as 60-year-old Willie Junior Perry. Officials are investigating to figure out what exactly happened.