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BODY RECOVERED ON NICKAJACK LAKE IN HAMILTON COUNTY IDENTIFIED

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The body of a man recovered from Nickajack Lake last night (September 9, 2020) in Hamilton County has been identified as 42-year-old Adam Jones of Sequatchie County. Jones was reported missing by his family earlier in the week after he didn’t return from a fishing trip.

During the outing, Jones dropped a friend off to look for artifacts along the bank. Jones did not return to retrieve the friend, who later called for assistance. On Tuesday, a boat was found adrift near Baylor School. The two events were not linked at this time and the vessel owner retrieved the boat. Last night, Jones’ body was found near Moccasin Bend on Nickajack Lake.

TWRA (Tennessee Wildlife Resource Agency) Officers, Chattanooga Fire Department, Hamilton County Marine Rescue, and Chattanooga Police Department recovered the body, which was taken to the Hamilton County Medical Examiner’s office. TWRA Officers received a call around sunset on Wednesday. This incident remains under investigation.


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