Crews search Johnson Creek for missing fisherman - WKRN News 2

Crews search Johnson Creek for missing fisherman

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ASHLAND CITY, Tenn. -

A fisherman from Clarksville went missing Monday while boating on Johnson Creek off the Cumberland River.

Kenneth Elliott, 55, was reported missing around 7:30 p.m. after his family became concerned when he didn't return home from a fishing trip.

Edwin Hogan, director of the Cheatham Emergency Management Agency, told News 2 Elliott's truck and trailer were found in the Cheatham Dam Road area near the Dickson-Cheatham county line, west of Ashland City.

After three hours of searching, around 10:30 p.m., crews found Elliott's boat along the edge of Dickson County.  Authorities are hopeful he is still alive

Hogan said he had fished in the area many times before.

"We don't know if he got off the bank, had a medical emergency, we're just not for sure at this time what happened, but the TWRA is her, along with Cheatham County Sheriff's Office, and we're looking into all leads and searching the area," Hogan explained.

Emergency personnel from Dickson and Cheatham counties, along with the Ashland City Fire Department, searched through the night.

The search is ongoing Tuesday.

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