The body of a Waldoboro man who was last seen Wednesday night en route from Waldoboro to Nobleboro was recovered from Damariscotta Lake Thursday, said Lt. Adam Gormely of the Maine Warden Service.

Timothy York, 45, of Waldoboro was last seen riding a snowmobile at approximately 9:30 p.m. Wednesday, and was reported missing to the Maine Warden Service at approximately 9 a.m. Thursday. York said he was going to travel by snowmobile from Waldoboro to Nobleboro on or near Damariscotta Lake.

The Maine Warden Service initiated a search for York Thursday morning, and the search was conducted by air, along the shoreline and on the lake. Gormely said York’s helmet was the first thing that was discovered. A Maine Warden Service pilot spotted what was believed to be York’s snowmobile in the lake, and that area became the focus of the search, Gormely said. The sled was noticed through a hole in the lake’s ice.

York was located in that area, The Narrows, by Maine Warden Service divers. His body was recovered at 3:20 p.m. His family has been notified, the Maine Warden Service said.

The ice at the recovery scene was thin, and there was open water at The Narrows on Thursday afternoon when York’s body was recovered, Gormely said.

“There was open water with shell ice around it,” Gormely said. “You couldn’t walk across it.”

York was taken to Hall Funeral Home in Waldoboro.

The Maine Warden Service was assisted by the Lincoln County Emergency Management Agency and its communications system, the Jefferson and Newcastle fire departments, the Waldoboro Police Department, and the Central Lincoln County Ambulance.

Gormely said this winter has been warmer than usual, and ice conditions are dangerous.

“There have been a high number of snowmobilers in the water this year — an alarmingly high number,” Gormely said. “People aren’t used to these conditions.”