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La Vergne man's body found after Percy Priest boating accident

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Harvie Butler was thrown from a boat on Percy Priest Lake Sunday and never resurfaced. (Courtesy: Facebook.com) Harvie Butler was thrown from a boat on Percy Priest Lake Sunday and never resurfaced. (Courtesy: Facebook.com)
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -

The body of a 39-year-old La Vergne man who was thrown from a boat Sunday on Percy Priest Lake has been recovered.

Using a remote controlled underwater camera, the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency located Harvie Butler's body around 11:30 p.m.

Butler was a passenger on a deck boat that collided with a 36-foot cabin boat near the Four Corners Marina in Antioch 12 hours earlier.

His body was found near where the accident occurred and brought to the surface by Metro fire and Office of Emergency Management workers around 2 a.m. Monday.

Four other people on the boat with Butler were injured in the collision.  One was taken to Vanderbilt University Medical Center with a head injury.

The other three passengers' injuries were minor.

The cruiser boat that struck Butler's boat had eight people onboard. None were injured.

Butler was not wearing a life jacket when he was thrown overboard.

The investigation is ongoing.  Both boats involved in the collision have been impounded by TWRA.

Blood samples were taken from operators of both vessels to determine if intoxication played a role in the accident.

The TWRA said preliminary indications are that neither driver appeared to be under the influence.

No charges were immediately filed.

Butler worked as a real estate agent for Keller Williams Realty.

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