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TWRA: Boater missing on TN River near Pickwick Dam

HARDIN COUNTY, Tenn.--- Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency officers are investigating a boating accident that occurred on Wednesday, July 17. A boat believed to have one occupant capsized near the spill gates at Pickwick Dam.

The preliminary investigation indicates that Jeffery Dilworth, age 56, from Rienzi, Miss. was fishing alone in a 16-foot aluminum jon boat below Pickwick Dam when his boat was swamped by water. Boats from the Hardin County Fire Department and the TWRA searched until dusk on Wednesday and resumed search efforts Thursday morning. TWRA along with TVA Police and the Hardin County Fire Department are continuing their search for the boater. The accident occurred around 11:20 a.m. and is under investigation.


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