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Body of Roan Mountain fisherman found following search

October 20th, 2013 6:09 pm by NET News Service

Body of Roan Mountain fisherman found following search

The Watauga Lake search for a missing fisherman ended early Sunday evening.

According to a Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency news release, a Roan Mountain man’s body was found around 5:10 p.m. in Watauga Lake by an underwater remote operated vehicle, which was controlled by the Carter County Rescue Squad.

The TWRA said the victim, whose identity is being withheld, had apparently collided with an island on the lake just upstream from Fish Springs Marina. They were tipped off that an unoccupied bass boat was found at 10 a.m., and that another witness had seen the same unoccupied boat, with navigational lights being displayed, on Saturday evening at 10 p.m.

Read the full report on the Johnson City Press website.

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