Temple Police Department Spokeswoman Shawana Neely

A man was found dead by a boater about 5 feet from the bottom of a cliff above Lake Belton across from the CenTex Sportsman’s Club, emergency personnel reported Monday morning.

The body was found near Indian Cave, Lt. Brad Hunt of the Temple Police Department said.

Rainy weather made it necessary to remove the body from where it was found.

Morgan’s Point Resort Volunteer Fire Department personnel were manning a boat to assist.

Temple Police are investigating the death, spokeswoman Shawana Neely said.

It is too early in the investigation to determine if the death was foul play, Neely said. She did not know if there was any identification on the body.

Investigators are talking to a witness, she said.

"Investigations like this, especially because we have only one witness at this point, we are going to be searching for other witnesses," Neely said.

Also on the scene were Temple Fire & Rescue and the Bell County Sheriff’s Department.