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Body of missing fisherman found

MEMPHIS, TN (WMC-TV) - The body of a fisherman who went missing Saturday night in Shelby Forest was located Sunday morning.

According to Shelby County Sheriff's Department spokesperson Steve Shular, specially trained search dogs “Mimi”, a Labrador retriever and “Halo” a Border collie, discovered the body of Alberto Servin, 25, around 11:00 a.m. in an inlet of the Mississippi River not far from where he disappeared.

Servin, his brother, cousin and another friend had walked yesterday to a sand bar to fish, Shular said. About 6 p.m., the group started walking back. Servin, however, wanted to swim to shore.

According to witnesses, about halfway across an inlet of water formed by the Mississippi River, Servin hollered out and then disappeared. He never surfaced.

Relatives said Servin knew how to swim and was familiar with the area, having visited many times.

Search teams, including a Memphis Police helicopter, worked several hours overnight, resuming their search Sunday morning. Other agencies that assisted included Shelby Forest Park Rangers, Shelby County Fire Department, Millington Fire Department and Rural Metro Ambulance Service.

Shular said Shelby County Medical Examiner will determine the cause of Servin’s death.

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