HARDIN COUNTY, Tenn. (WATE) – A bass boat believed to have been used by three missing fishermen — including two teenagers – was found Monday morning below Pickwick Dam near Savannah, the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency said in a news release.
TWRA continues to search for the missing boaters, which include a 43-year-old man and two 13-year-olds from Obion County.
Officials said the three people missing are two, 15-year-old Obion County students and one of their fathers, a chaperone.
According to Tim Watkins, the Director of Schools for Obion County, the trio’s boat was having engine trouble before the start of the competition and they did not leave the dock with the rest of the competitors. It was believed they took the boat out of the water and went home, but it was later determined they went ahead and attempted to compete.
They were reported missing around 9 p.m. Sunday after they failed to return from a local club bass tournament. They were last seen on Saturday.
Boats from the Hardin County Fire Department and TWRA resumed search efforts Monday morning for the missing boaters, the news release said.
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