Body Of Missing Fisherman Recovered From Douglas Lake

twra-logoThe body of a missing fisherman has been recovered from Douglas Lake at Dandridge Access Area in Jefferson Co.

TWRA received a call at approximately 1:30 Thursday, December 13, 2018 that a boat was adrift and a fisherman was missing near the boat ramp.  Indications were that the victim was either launching or retrieving his boat as his truck was backed down the ramp with the trailer in the water and the boat adrift nearby.

A TWRA boating investigator located the victim about 80 feet of the shoreline in ten feet of water by use of a Remote Operated Vehicle.  Members of the Jefferson County Rescue Squad recovered his body at approximately 3:37 p.m.

The victim’s identity will be released Friday following the notification of the next-of-kin.

Source: Matthew Cameron, Region 4 Information and Education Coordinator, Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency