Search resumes for missing boaters on Pickwick Lake in Hardin County


HARDIN COUNTY, Tenn. (WKRN) — Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency said they’ve resumed the search for three missing boaters on Pickwick Lake.

Officials identified them as 43-year-old Kenneth Driver and two 15-year-old boys.

According to the TWRA, search and recovery operations began at 8:00 a.m. Saturday. There are 30 boats and 70 volunteers are on the Tennessee River conducting surface and sonar scans.

Authorities are also searching the banks of the river from the air using the Jackson Police Department Aviation Unit.

Additionally, Tyson Chicken from Union City has brought its cooking team to provide lunch for Saturday’s search teams.

The preliminary investigation indicates that a Stratos boat containing Driver and the two 15-year-old boys was last seen in a picture taken above the dam on Saturday, Feb. 22, between 8 and 8:30 a.m.

The three boaters and the 20-foot bass boat went through the floodgates at Pickwick Dam. Search efforts are concentrated on a 14 mile stretch the Tennessee River for the missing boaters. The three persons were reported missing after the fishermen failed to return from an Obion County club bass tournament.

This is a developing story. Stay with News 2 and for updates.

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