Max Maisel Found : Body of ESPN Writer’s Son Found in Lake Ontario – Watch

Max Maisel Found : Body of ESPN Writer's Son Found in Lake Ontario - Watch

Rochester Police confirmed that Max Maisel’s body was found Friday night in Lake Ontario.

Max Maisel, 21, was the son of popular ESPN writer Ivan Maisel. He was a student at Rochester Institute of Technology, studying photographic illustration.

He was last seen leaving his dorm room on February 22. His car was found near Lake Ontario’s Charlotte Pier the next day.

According to USA Today, a fisherman spotted the body floating in the water on April 17.

The medical examiner’s office released that it was Maisel’s on Monday.

Max was remembered as a shy kid who loved comedy and art. You can read the eulogy his father delivered for him at a memorial service here.

Maisel’s family released the following statement on Monday:

“We would like to thank the U.S. Coast Guard and the Rochester Police Department, including the Office of the Medical Examiner, for their work over the weekend to remove Max’s remains from Lake Ontario and make a positive identification. We appreciate everything they, as well as so many other public safety officials in the region, have done for us over the last eight weeks.

We knew this day would come, and we are relieved that it has. But it is merely the postscript to our sad story. We have mourned Max from the night that the Rochester police called to tell us he was missing. There was no other plausible solution to the puzzle he left behind.

Now we must get on with living with this hole in our lives.

Death cannot take away the love we continue to have for our son and the love that our daughters have for their brother. Death will not rob us of that.

We have our memories of a sweet boy who grew into a sensitive, caring young man. We have his photography, a record of the talent he had just begun to develop. We have the care and concern of family and friends in our home of Fairfield, CT, and across the country. Here again, we must say thanks to the people of Rochester and Monroe County, who took our devastating news and made it their own. Whatever gratitude we express here is wholly inadequate.

And we have how desperately we miss him. That will not go away.

Ivan Maisel and Meg Murray