A Joplin man was discovered dead at Table Rock Lake Thursday afternoon after he went kayaking.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol reports that 52-year-old Mark E. Williams was kayaking on Table Rock Lake Thursday and his family reported him missing. His body was later found by fishermen about a half mile from Point 26. Williams was pronounced deceased at 1:57 p.m. by Barry County Coroner Gary Swearingen at the Eagle Rock Marina Boat Ramp, just a couple of miles from the Arkansas border.

The body was taken to Fohn Funeral Home in Cassville.