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South Holston Lake search for missing woman continues, time's running out for volunteers

June 29th, 2009 12:00 am by Staff Report

According to the Bristol Herald Courier heavy duty equipment will be brought in today in the search for a woman who is missing and feared dead in South Holston Lake.

The search will continue to focus on a 15-hundred square foot area just off Lakeview Dock Road.

Alice Bachman, 55,  disappeared Tuesday night. Her shoes, purse and beach towel were found nearby, and her boat was only half covered. It's theorized that she fell into the lake while attempting to put the cover on the boat.

So far the search has included underwater cameras,  deep-water dragging procedures and divers.

It's not clear how long the search will continue, but authorities say they will have to scale back some because volunteers are doing much of the searching.

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