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Roan Mountain victim of Watauga Lake accident recovered

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BUTLER, TN (WJHL) -

Sent by the TWRA at 6:40 p.m.

"The search has ended for a fisherman from Roane Mtn., Tenn. who went missing after an apparent collision with an island on Watauga Lake just upstream of Fish Springs Marina.

Members of the Carter Co. Rescue Squad recovered the body of the missing fisherman from the lake at approximately 5:12 p.m. by use of an underwater remote operated vehicle.  The identity of the victim is being withheld until tomorrow by a mutual agreement between the TWRA and the victim's family.

TWRA officers were notified this morning about an unoccupied bass boat that was found by a fisherman around 10:00 a.m.  Another witness in a nearby sailboat reported that they had noticed the unoccupied bass boat in the same area last night around 10:00 p.m. and that the vessel was displaying its navigation lights.

The victim apparently launched his boat yesterday at Rat Branch boat ramp several miles downstream of the accident scene.  Officers located the truck and empty trailer and notified the then missing fishermen's family who informed them that he suffers from several medical conditions.

TWRA Officers and Investigators have requested an autopsy and the accident remains under investigation."

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