TWRA Says Missing Boaters Believed to be Dead

The TWRA says three boaters who have been missing for several days after a weekend fishing tournament are no longer believed to be alive.

Tennessee Wildlife Resource Agency spokeswoman Amy Snider-Spencer said in a Facebook message Wednesday that the search for two 15-year-old boys and a 43-year-old man has moved from a rescue operation to a recovery effort. The three went missing Saturday on Pickwick Lake. They were not reported missing until Sunday night.

Their boat was recovered with extensive damage. Snider-Spencer says the damage, high water flows, and low water and air temperatures have led officials to believe there ‘s no chance of survival.

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