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Search for missing high school fishing team suspended due to conditions/dark

The search for the missing high school fishing team at Pickwick was been suspended and is set to resume on Tuesday morning.

A pair of high school age fishermen and their chaperone went missing on Pickwick on Saturday.

Their boat was located on Monday morning near the dam.

From TWRA:


HARDIN COUNTY, Tenn.— Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency has suspended searching for the missing boaters at dusk due to hazardous water conditions. The search will resume Tuesday morning.

TWRA, Hardin County Fire Department, Sumner County EMA, Decatur County Rescue, Hardin County Sheriff’s Department, TVA Police, and Pickwick State Park staff have assisted with searching for the missing boaters on the Tennessee River near Pickwick Dam.

A 20-foot bass boat believed to have three occupants, went missing on Pickwick Lake on Saturday, Feb. 22. However, they were not reported missing until Sunday, Feb. 23, at approximately 9 p.m. The missing boat was recovered Monday morning on the Tennessee River below the dam near Savannah. Search efforts are concentrated on the Tennessee River for the missing boaters. The preliminary investigation indicates that a 43-year-old male and two 15-year-olds from Obion County were reported missing after the fishermen failed to return from a local club bass tournament.

*** Due to the overwhelming response to a call for volunteers, emergency managers are requesting to limit volunteers to those from Obion County who are experienced boat operators. Boaters should be prepared for swift water conditions and inclement weather. Checkin will begin at 7:30am Tuesday at the Botel ramp off Wharf Road in Hardin County. ***

Jon Ross Myers

Jon Ross Myers is the executive editor and publisher of the Mississippi News Network, Mississippi's largest digital only media company. He can be reached at editor@tippahnews.com

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