Boater’s body recovered from Tennessee River near Pickwick Dam

Boater’s body recovered from Tennessee River near Pickwick Dam

HARDIN COUNTY, Tenn. (WMC) - The body of a boater who went missing Wednesday in the Tennessee River has been recovered.

Officers with the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency recovered the body of 56-year-old Jeffrey Dilworth, from Rienzi, Mississippi, around 10 a.m. Thursday.

According to TWRA, Dilworth’s boat capsized near the spill gates at Pickwick Dam around 11:20 a.m. Wednesday.

Officials said Dilworth was fishing alone in below the dam when his boat became swamped with water.

TWRA, TVA police and the Hardin County Fire Department searched through Wednesday night and resumed their search again Thursday.

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