Missing man’s body recovered after boat capsizes on Pickwick Lake

Pickwick Lake (file photo)

HARDIN COUNTY, Tenn. — The body of boater who went missing Wednesday morning on Pickwick Lake has been recovered.

According to authorities, Jeffery Dilworth, 56, was fishing in a 16-foot aluminum jon boat when it became swamped with water and capsized. It’s believed that Dilworth was the only person in the boat at the time.

The accident happened around 11:20 a.m. Wednesday near the spill gates at Pickwick Dam.

TWRA officers along with TVA Police and the Hardin County Fire Department searched until dusk on Wednesday, July 17. Search efforts resumed on Thursday and his body was recovered around 10 a.m. Thursday, July 18.

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