Body of Chattanooga girl recovered after family's canoe tips

Body of Chattanooga girl recovered after family's canoe tips


CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) - Authorities have found the body of a 7-year-old girl who went missing along with her father and brother earlier this month when a canoe they were in tipped over in a creek in Polk County.

Tennessee Wildlife Resource Agency spokesman Jeff Bishop told WTVC-TV in Chattanooga that the body of Helana Alley was found Tuesday morning, although he did not know the specifics of where she was found.

Helana, her 6-year-old brother Lazarus and their father, Nick Alley, went missing on Jan. 16 when their canoe tipped over in Conasauga Creek, which was swollen from recent rains. Three other family members swam to the shore.

The body of Lazarus Alley was found last week. Crews have scaled back the search, but are continuing to look for the father.

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