Search for missing Atoka man ends

By WMC Staff

COVINGTON, TN (WMC-TV) - The search for an Atoka man who went missing in the Mississippi River last week ended Saturday.

Steven Grayer, 49, disappeared at Duvall Landing west of Covington, Tennessee during a fishing trip.

An emergency response effort by air, land, and water quickly got underway to search for Grayer.

In a statement, the Grayer family said "we would first like to thank everyone for their warm thoughts and prayers through this very difficult time.  We would like to express our tremendous gratitude to those involved in the search efforts.  As our hopes continue, we appreciate all the support going forward."

A memorial service for Grayer will be held next Saturday at 2 p.m. in the Millington Civic Center.

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