TWRA transitions to search and recovery for three missing boaters
SAVANNAH, Tenn. (WVLT) — Officials with the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency said the search for three missing fishermen near Pickwick Dam has transitioned to a search and recovery operation.
Three boaters, including two high school students, were reported missing Sunday, according to a report. An empty bass boat believed to belong to the three missing fishermen was found near Pickwick Dam Monday morning.
TWRA officials said several factors led to the decision to change the operation, including extensive damage to the boat recovered Monday, the water flow, water temperature and air temperature.
The Stratos boat containing Kenneth Driver, 43, and two 15-year-old boys was reportedly last seen Saturday on film above Pickwick Dam between 8 a.m. and 8:30 a.m….Full Story