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Missing Boater Found

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     Reservoir patrol has found the body of a 43-year old man.  He was found in the channel on the Madison side of the Reservoir.

     Madison County EOC Director, Butch Hammack, says divers pulled the body from the water around 8.

     After meeting with family, the Madison county coroner will claim the body and the victim's name will be released

     The victim was a passenger in a nitro bass boat when he and the driver hit something that knocked him from the boat.  Officials say they don't know if he could swim.

     The accident happened around 8:30 Wednesday night.

     This is the first fatal accident to happen at the reservoir since December 2011.


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