Body of missing professor recovered

A University professor missing since Monday in northeastern Wisconsin was found dead Tuesday night, authorities there reported.
Larry L. Cummings, 59, a professor of strategic management and organization, took a boat out fishing on Ike Walton Lake in Lac du Flambeau township around 3 p.m. on Monday. He was reported missing by a friend around 10:18 that night, and Vilas County authorities found his boat adrift near the northeast shore of the lake .
Searchers recovered Cummings’ body at 6:45 p.m. Tuesday from water about five feet deep, said Gene Roehl, Lac du Flambeau tribal chief of police. The body was spotted by a search airplane.
Cummings, 59, had been at the University for eight years, teaching courses in organizational behavior and related areas. Previously, he taught at Northwestern University and the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He was on sabbatical from the University this year, said Alfred Marcus, chairman of the strategic management department.
Cummings, who had two adult children, owned a cabin in the Lac du Flambeau area. Marcus called him an experienced fisherman.
— Daily staff and wire reports